Final Results of Spectranetics Corporation Study Supports Successful Use of Laser Atherectomy for Treating Patients With Peripheral In-Stent Restenosis
Published: Jan 24, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq:SPNC) today announced final results from the PATENT (Photo-Ablation using the TURBO-Booster® and Excimer Laser for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment) study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Spectranetics peripheral laser atherectomy catheters for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the femoropopliteal artery in the leg. ISR occurs as a result of narrowing of the artery in patients who have undergone stenting for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). There is currently no FDA-cleared or approved device to treat peripheral in-stent restenosis, which remains a major unsolved medical problem.