Cook gets FDA OK for device to treat peripheral artery disease

11/16/2012 | MedCityNews.com

The FDA has granted Cook Medical approval for its Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent, the first such device to be approved in the U.S. The self-expanding metal stent, which is coated with the paclitaxel drug, is used to reopen blocked or narrowed femoropopliteal arteries in patients with peripheral artery disease.

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