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Risk of death and amputation with use of paclitaxel-coated balloons in the infrapopliteal arteries for treatment of critical limb ischemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Vasc Intervent Radiol 2020; 31: 202-212

Published: 29th April 2020

Authors: Katsanos K, Spiliopoulos S, Kitrou P, Krokidis M, Paraskevopoulos I, Karnabatidis D et al.


This updated meta-analysis included eight RCTs of 1420 procedures, followed for one year. Cumulative risk of death/amputation was significantly worse following the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons: 13.7 versus 9.4 per cent, P = 0.008.

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