Meta-analysis finds a higher risk of death in the long term when paclitaxel-coated devices are used in the leg

Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) tells Interventional News about new data from a meta-analysis that has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) that suggest there is an increased risk of death at two and five years following the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery.

This video interview was conducted at the VEITHsymposium 2018 and was under embargo until publication of the study by JAHA.

Katsanos, Konstantinos

Dr Konstantinos Katsanos is assistant professor of interventional radiology at the School of Medicine in Patras University Hospital, Greece, and an honorary consultant interventional radiologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is also a visiting senior lecturer at the Department of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering at King's College, London, UK.

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