Michael Conte responds to new meta-analysis of paclitaxel-coated balloons in infrapopliteal arteries

Michael Conte (San Francisco, USA) gives his 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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Conte, Michael

Michael Conte is a vascular surgeon and is Professor and Chief of the
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

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