Is paclitaxel associated with higher mortality? The DCB in periphery conundrum: my perspective

About one year ago, a metanalysis conducted by Dr. Katsanos and Coll. showed an increase in mortality following the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons / stents when used for femoro-popliteal PTA. The whole sector was evidently shocked as a result to this metanalysis, and many actions (some of them absolutely unjustified) have been taken since then.

After one year, after a necessary cooling off period and further analyses, it is time for me to take a clear position on the matter.

Therefore,  we are presenting our point of view regarding the topic, as expressed in some published editorials.

Today we are presenting the second one:

Paclitaxel Drug-Coated Balloons in Peripheral Artery Disease: Who’s Trying to Shoot the Football Star?28.06.19

Is paclitaxel associated with higher mortality? The DCB in periphery conundrum: my perspective

About one year ago, a metanalysis conducted by Dr. Katsanos and Coll. showed an increase in mortality following the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons / stents when used for femoro-popliteal PTA. The whole sector was evidently shocked as a result to this metanalysis, and many actions (some of them absolutely unjustified) have been taken since then.

After one year, after a necessary cooling off period and further analyses, it is time for me to take a clear position on the matter.

Therefore, during the next weeks we are presenting our point of view regarding the topic, as expressed in some published editorials.

Today we are presenting the first one:

Use of Paclitaxel-Eluting Technologies in the Femoropopliteal Segment Under Scrutiny Over Possible Link to Late All-Cause Mortality: Time to Panic or an Opportunity to Resurge?” 26.02.19

DCB Book Springer ed. published

DCB Book Springer ed. published

I am really proud to share the news on the publication of the DCB Book, edited by Springer U.S..

This is the most updated DCB textbook you can ever find. A panel of the most important experts worldwide participated to the project. I am really proud to share this extremely qualified group of physicians:

Patrick. W. Serruys, Kuniaki Takahashi, Dario Buccheri, Carlo Zivelonghi, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Freek Nijhoff, Marco Ferrone, Juan F. Granada, Manish Doshi, Prakash Sojitra, Dinesh Shah, Sameer Dani, Alexandre Abizaid, Serdar Farhan, Birgit Vogel, Roxana Mehran, Fernando Alfonso, Javier Cuesta, Fernando Rivero, Marcos García Guimaraes, Teresa Bastante, Mostafa Elwany, Anouar Belkacemi, Pieter R. Stella, Gaetano Di Palma, U. Wickramarachchi, Simon C. Eccleshall, Donato Gerardi, Arturo Alfani, Giovanni Esposito, Eugenio Stabile, Dario Pellegrini, Roberto Nerla, Fausto Castriota, Alberto Cremonesi, Antonio Micari, Damiano Regazzoli, Marco Bruno Ancona, Pier Pasquale Leone, Azeem Latib, Satoru Mitomo, Richard J. Jabbour, Antonio Colombo.

 

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-92600-1?fbclid=IwAR3sEtWNbddRQV-bbIW327PtpVsGu-8CITaGuy1PoqnXoSYSVfjOz6OVquk#editorsandaffiliations