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A randomized controlled trial of drug-coated balloon angioplasty in venous anastomotic stenosis of dialysis arteriovenous grafts. J Vasc Surg 2020; 71: 1994-2003.

Published: 17th November 2020

Authors: Liao M-T, Lee C-P, Lin T-T, Jong C-B, Chen T-Y, Lin L et al.


In this study that included 44 procedures, compared with standard balloons, use of drug-coated balloons improved six-month target lesion primary patency from 9 to 41 per cent (P=0.006). By one year there were no significant differences between the groups.

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