• DCB bests PTA at 1 year for treatment of lesions in PAD

    One year ago - By Healio

    At 1 year, a drug-coated balloon was superior to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for treating atherosclerotic lesions in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries, researchers reported.
    For the MDT-2113 SFA Japan trial, researchers randomly assigned on a 2:1 basis 100 patients from 11 centers in Japan to the DCB or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. All patients had de novo or native artery restenotic lesions in the superficial femoral or proximal popliteal arteries. Mean lesion length was 9.15 cm in the
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