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Covidien's got a 'new approach' to peripheral arterial disease

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 2:26pm
Mass Device

Covidien releases results from a pair of studies supporting treatment of peripheral artery disease with the EverFlex self-expanding stent combined with directional atherectomy and a drug-coated balloon.

Covidien's got a 'new approach' to peripheral arterial disease

Massachusetts medical device giant Covidien (NYSE:COV) released results from a pair of studies, supporting use of the company's EverFlex self-expanding stent and combining directional atherectomy with drug-coated balloons in treatment of patient with peripheral artery disease.

The company says its findings suggest a "new approach" to treating limb blockages in patients with PAD, a condition that affects more than 200 million patients around the world.

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