Cook Medical is First to Win FDA Approval of Drug-Eluting Stent 11/16/2012 8:23:44 AM Cook Medical has received FDA approval for the first drug-eluting stent to treat peripheral artery disease in the U.S. The Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent is a self-expanding metal stent coated with the drug paclitaxel to help prevent recurring narrowing of the artery. Drug-eluting stents are currently approved for use in coronary arteries in heart attack patients.
Gary M. Ansel, MD, discusses the recent FDA approval of the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.
Drug-Eluting Stents - A drug-eluting stent (DES) is a coronary stent (a scaffold) placed into narrowed, diseased coronary artery. It slowly releases a drug to block cell proliferation. This prevents fibrosis that, together with clots (thrombus), could otherwise block the stented artery, a process called restenosis. The stent is usually placed within the coronary artery by an Interventional cardiologist during an angioplasty procedure.
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http://www.pharmaclinicalresearch.com/2014/07/24/a-comparative-randomized-study-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-with-standard-treatment-drug-eluting-stent-during-cardiac-angioplasty/ A comparative, randomized study – Paclitaxel coated balloon with standard treatment Drug-Eluting stent during cardiac angioplasty.
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Last week Abbott had sought permission to withdraw its ‘alpine drug eluting’ stent and ‘absorb dissolving’ stent, while Medtronic had also sought to withdraw its Onyx Zotarolimus eluting stents. Photo: Reuters
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