Nitinol stents with polymer-free paclitaxel coating for lesions in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries above the knee: twelve-month safety and effectiveness results from the Zilver PTX single-arm clinical study.

@article{Dake2011NitinolSW,
  title={Nitinol stents with polymer-free paclitaxel coating for lesions in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries above the knee: twelve-month safety and effectiveness results from the Zilver PTX single-arm clinical study.},
  author={Michael D. Dake and Dierk Scheinert and Gunnar Tepe and Joerg Tessarek and Fabrizio Fanelli and Marc Bosiers and Christof Ruhlmann and Zaza Kavteladze and Aaron E. Lottes and Anthony O. Ragheb and Thomas Zeller},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={613-23}
}
PURPOSE To report a prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical study evaluating the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent for treating the above-the-knee femoropopliteal segment (NCT01094678; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ). METHODS The Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. Patients with symptomatic (Rutherford category 2-6) de novo or restenotic lesions (including in-stent stenosis) of the above-the-knee femoropopliteal segment… CONTINUE READING
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