NCHR Testimony on Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents

June 20, 2019. We agree with the FDA and the Panel that the increased risk for death for patients treated with paclitaxel-coated balloons or –eluting stents, as shown in the meta-analysis of randomized pivotal trials, is very concerning. Any potential increase risk for death is important for health care professionals and patients to know about, so that they can make appropriate decisions about whether to use a product.

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