Paclitaxel-eluting stent fails BATTLE against bare metal stent


Yann Gouëffic

The BATTLE trial comparing a drug-eluting stent (Zilver PTX, Cook) vs. a bare metal stent (Misago, Terumo) for the treatment of intermediate femoropopliteal lesions has failed to the show superiority of the paclitaxel-coated stent at one-year follow-up. The trial highlights a need for further direct […]