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Safety of paclitaxel-coated devices in peripheral artery disease

Although an unplanned, interim analysis from an ongoing randomized trial in Sweden has suggested no significant difference in mortality between patients with peripheral artery disease receiving paclitaxel-coated devices and those receiving uncoated devices for lower-extremity revascularization, the analysis did not resolve the question of whether paclitaxel-coated devices are safe for these patients.

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M.M.M. has received research funding from Regeneron and other research support from ArtAssist, Chromadex, Helixmith, Mars and ReserveAge. M.R.K. declares no competing interests.

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McDermott, M.M., Kibbe, M.R. Safety of paclitaxel-coated devices in peripheral artery disease. Nat Rev Cardiol 18, 311–312 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00531-6

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