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PATHFINDER I Registry Will Study AngioDynamics’ Auryon Atherectomy System
January 16, 2020—AngioDynamics, Inc. announced the launch of the PATHFINDER I postmarket registry, which will enroll a total of 100 patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) treated with the company’s Auryon atherectomy system in a postmarket setting with 36-month follow-up.
Continuing Coverage: Paclitaxel In PAD
New Paclitaxel Meta-Analysis Questions Safety in CLI Population; Concerns Voiced as to Methods
January 15, 2020—In the wake of a year spent scrutinizing the finding of a mortality signal related to paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), a new publication again calls the safety of paclitaxel into question, only this time in the critical limb ischemia (CLI) population.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for MedAlliance’s Selution SLR Device for AVF Indications
January 14, 2020—MedAlliance announced that it has received FDA Breakthrough Device designation for the company's Selution SLR sirolimus-eluting balloon catheter for arteriovenous fistula indications.
Insurance Data From Large Patient Cohort Used to Analyze Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease in Germany
January 13, 2020—Treatment and comorbidity patterns among patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) were evaluated using up-to-date longitudinal patient-related data from health insurance claims in Germany.
Continuing Coverage: Paclitaxel In PAD
German Analysis Shows Long-Term Survival With Paclitaxel-Coated Devices Used for Femoropopliteal Artery Revascularization
January 13, 2020—The rapid adoption of the use of paclitaxel-coated devices to treat patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) has resulted in higher long-term survival, better amputation-free survival, and lower rates of major cardiovascular events, concluded investigators of a retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort analysis of German health insurance claims.
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on 510(k) Submission for Peripheral PTA Catheters
January 13, 2020—The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health has issued a draft guidance regarding 510(k) premarket notification submissions for peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and specialty catheters.
Enrollment Completed in PRESTIGE BTK Trial of MedAlliance’s Selution SLR Device
January 10, 2020—MedAlliance announced the completion of patient enrollment in the PRESTIGE below-the-knee clinical trial, which is evaluating the 6-month safety and performance outcomes of the company’s Selution SLR sirolimus-eluting balloon catheter for the treatment of long tibial occlusive lesions (TASC C & D) in patients with critical limb ischemia.
FDA Approves MicroVention’s Fred Flow Diverter for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms
January 9, 2020—MicroVention, Inc., a United States–based subsidiary of Terumo, announced FDA premarket approval for the Fred (flow-redirection endoluminal device) system for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.
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