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INNOVATIONS IN DRUG-ELUTING TECHNOLOGY
Phillips J. 1, Ansel G. 2
1 Cardiology, Internal Medicine Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH, USA;
2 Cardiology, Internal Medicine Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH, USA
Endovascular treatment of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease in the femoropopliteal (FP) artery is fraught with high rates of restenosis. Success of the antiproliferative drug, paclitaxel, in the coronary arteries, has lead to the investigation of paclitaxel in the peripheral arteries to treat restenosis. This article reviews restenosis rates for the major treatment modalities used in the FP segment. Use of drug-elution for restenosis is also reviewed, including the use of drug-eluting balloons and drug-eluting stents.