Risk of death following application of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery of the leg: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Am Heart Assoc 2018; 24: e011245.

Published: 22nd March 2019

Authors: Katsanos K, Spiliopoulos S, Kitrou P, Krokidis M, Karnabatidis D


This study analyzed 4663 procedures from 28 RCTs. All-cause mortality was similar after one year, but by five years, patients who had paxclitaxel-coated devices had a higher risk of death: 14.7 versus 8.1 per cent; number needed to harm 14.

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