SCAI, Manufacturers Defend Peripheral Paclitaxel Devices Against Doubts
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ Vascular Disease Council says the recent meta-analysis finding a higher long-term mortality risk with paclitaxel-eluting peripheral devices can only be viewed as hypothesis-generating. The long-term risks of these devices should be investigated with patient-level data, SCAI argues. Several clinical data presentations at the recent LINC meeting in Leipzig showed comparable mortality rates with paclitaxel-eluting devices as comparable non-drug-eluting devices.
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