Randomized comparison of paclitaxel-eluting balloon and stenting versus plain balloon plus stenting versus directional atherectomy for femoral artery disease (ISAR-STATH). Circulation. 2017; 135: 2218-2226.

Published: 28th November 2017

Authors: Ott I, Cassese S, Groha P, Steppich B, Hadamitzky M, Ibrahim T et al.


Some 155 patients were randomized into one of three groups. After six months, residual femoral artery stenosis was least after drug-coated balloon plus stenting (34 per cent) compared to plain angioplasty and stenting (56 per cent) and atherectomy (55 per cent); both P<0.01.

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