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  • Optimal Intraluminal Drug-Coated Balloon Versus Drug-Eluting Stent in Patients With Chronic Total Occlusion of the Superficial Femoral Artery: A Retrospective Analysis



    Paclitaxel-eluting technologies improve the clinical outcome of femoropopliteal (FP) occlusive disease. Several studies reported efficacy of the high-dose (nominal paclitaxel density of 3.5 μg/mm 2 ) drug-coated balloon (DCB) for complex FP lesions. However, previous studies of DCB have shown a high rate of bailout stents, and few studies have compared the high-dose DCB with successful lesion pre-dilation without bailout stent and drug-eluting stent (DES) in chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). This study aimed to compare the clinical outcome of high-dose DCB with successful lesion preparation and DES in CTO of the SFA.

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