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Drug eliting stent

Andrej Schmidt, Thomas Zeller, Horst Sievert, Hans Krankenberg, Giovanni Torsello, Matthew A Stark, Dierk Scheinert
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of the Turbo Elite laser catheter in combination with the Turbo-Booster guiding catheter for the treatment of femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR). METHODS: The PATENT study (Photoablation Using the Turbo-Booster and Excimer Laser for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment) was a multicenter prospective industry-sponsored registry involving 5 European centers. Patients with symptomatic femoropopliteal ISR (Rutherford categories 2-5) and an ankle-brachial index ≤0...
February 2014: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
William R Colyer
The management of renal artery stenosis (RAS) remains controversial. While some evidence suggests that treatment with stent placement is beneficial, randomized trials have failed to demonstrate a significant benefit. Ongoing clinical trials should help to better define the role for stenting of RAS while avoiding limitations seen with earlier trials. When it comes to stenting for RAS, several stents have been used; however, many stents which have been used previously and which are still being used are biliary stents that are used "off-label...
2012: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Michael R Jaff, Mark Bates, Timothy Sullivan, Jeffrey Popma, Xingyu Gao, Margo Zaugg, Patrick Verta
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) causes hypertension (HTN) and threatens renal function (RF). The HERCULES Trial is a prospective, multicenter trial of renal stenting in patients with uncontrolled HTN and ARAS evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent System (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA). METHODS: A total of 202 patients (241 total lesions; 78 bilateral lesions) were enrolled between August 2007 and October 2009...
September 1, 2012: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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