Chocolate Touch drug-coated angioplasty balloon for treatment of PAD receives FDA approval

Genesis MedTech Group announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Chocolate Touch drug-coated balloon (DCB) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) catheter, developed by TriReme Medical, for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and the popliteal artery.  The Chocolate Touch DCB was shown […]

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Study provides new tool to assess amputation risk following popliteal vascular injury

A large, multicentre cohort study provides a simple, practical method to effectively stratify patients preoperatively into low- and high-risk major amputation categories. According to lead author Leigh Ann O’Banion (University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA), “traumatic popliteal artery injuries present a serious clinical challenge because they are associated with the greatest risk of […]

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