Medtronic’s In.Pact AV Drug-Coated Balloon Effectively Treats Hemodialysis Access Lesions In Trial
The In.Pact AV paclitaxel-coated balloon outperformed plain angioplasty balloons in the IN.PACT AV Access trial, the first large, multi-center randomized trial comparing a drug-coated balloon to standard balloon angioplasty in the treatment of hemodialysis arteriovenous access stenoses.
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A meta-analysis that seemed to show an increased mortality risk tied to paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents sent shockwaves through the device industry last year. But a more complete data review funded by nonprofit group VIVA Physicians may show that the issue has been overestimated.