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First Drug-Coated Balloon Approved By FDA For Leg Blockages

The FDA today announced that it had approved for use in the US the first drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter to re-open blocked arteries in the thigh and knee (superficial femoral and popliteal arteries). 32 more words

Policy & Ethics

PET/MRI in peripheral artery disease

Simultaneous PET/MRI has potential to yield information about plaque constituents in addition to characterizing the degree of a vascular stenosis to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular events.  198 more words

What is an Arterial Duplex?

An arterial duplex, an arterial doppler, or an arterial ultrasound typically refer to the same thing.  It is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging study.  An ultrasound machine is used to perform the study, similar to the machine used to check on babies in pregnancy. 523 more words

Vascular Information