Medtronic's IN.PACT Drug-Coated Balloon Shows Safety and Efficacy for Peripheral Angioplasty in Diabetics

Data presented this morning at the VIVA 14 meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, showed that patients treated with Medtronic's IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for narrowings in their legs above-the-knee had significantly better outcomes than those treated with the standard "plain" balloon catheter, called percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). While these data were previously presented in April at the Charing Cross international symposium in London, today's session also showed that these positive findings for the DCB held true even for patients with diabetes, a population that typically presents with worse arterial disease and has poorer outcomes compared to non-diabetics.
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