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Paclitaxel-coated devices are safe for unblocking arteries in lower limbs, study suggests

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A study of nearly 65,000 people suggests that devices coated with a drug called paclitaxel that are used for widening blocked arteries in legs and feet are safe and not linked to an increase in deaths — a finding that contradicts smaller studies that led to the FDA issuing a safety alert about the use of paclitaxel-coated stents and balloons for arterial revascularization in the lower limbs in January 2019.

Source: ScienceDaily.com