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Feb 03, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

medical devices

Medical group says patients should be informed about paclitaxel risks

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), an independent organization for interventional medicine, is strongly urging doctors to inform patients about a new study that found a markedly higher death risk following use of stents and medical balloons containing the drug paclitaxel above the knee in the legs.

Paclitaxel is a drug coating commonly applied to medical devic...