Covidien plc Releases Clinical Data Supporting Treatment and New Approach to Peripheral Arterial Disease
MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, has released positive final results from its DURABILITY II study and promising preliminary data from its DEFINITIVE AR trial at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2013 conference in Las Vegas, NV. These studies demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of technologies used in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The DURABILITY II three-year results support the use of a single long EverFlex™ self-expanding stent. DEFINITIVE AR acute 30-day data shows early success with the combined use of directional atherectomy and a drug-coated balloon (DAART) in treating lower limb blockages in PAD patients.
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