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Atherectomy Plus Angioplasty Reduces Mortality, Amputation Risk But Adds Hefty Initial Price

from TCTMD

Real-world data from a large registry show conclusive evidence that atherectomy in conjunction with angioplasty can have tangible survival and limb-saving benefits for patients with peripheral arterial disease, the caveat being that it costs more. "Despite supportive data for the use of atherectomy devices, most [prior studies] have been limited due to their small sample sizes, lack of comparative arms or clinical endpoints, and restricted patient populations or lesion complexities," write Apurva O. Badheka, MD, of The Everett Clinic, and colleagues. more

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