IR experts respond to new meta-analysis of paclitaxel-coated balloons in infrapopliteal arteries

A range of interventional radiology experts including Michael Dake (Tucson, USA), John Kaufman (Portland, USA), Jim Reekers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Gunnar Tepe (Rosenheim, Germany) give their thoughts on the recently released meta-analysis in JVIR, which has suggested an increased risk of death or amputation at 12 months when paclitaxel-coated balloons are used in the infrapopliteal arteries for the treatment of critical-limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI).

The new systematic review and study-level meta-analysis of eight randomised controlled trials was conducted by Konstantinos Katsanos (School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece) and colleagues.

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