Drug-coated Balloon Treats Narrowed Peripheral Arteries

Like a drug-eluting stent, a removable balloon releases a chemical to help keep arteries from narrowing again after circulation improves.

You may be familiar with drug-eluting stents (DES) that are used in the coronary arteries and other blood vessels. The framework of the tiny stents helps open narrowed arteries to improve blood flow. Over time, a medication is released from the surface of DES to help keep the artery from narrowing again. But for people […]


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