Covidien Announces Clinical Symposium on the Science Supporting Drug-Coated Balloons as a Treatment

EuroPCR 2014

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WHAT:

  Building the Science of Drug-coated Balloons (DCBs):

60 Minutes Inside DCBs for Peripheral Interventions

This symposium will bring together an expert panel in endovascular therapies to discuss the benefits of DCBs as a treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The panel will provide insight into the latest clinical trial data to highlight the benefits of this treatment option in the current health care market. Dr. Ralf Langhoff will moderate the discussion around the science behind the balloons; the value proposition of DCBs; and the clinical and economic landscape of DCBs.

WHO: Key worldwide leaders in vascular medicine, including:

  • Moderator:

- Dr. Ralf Langhoff - Sankt Gertrauden Krankenhaus Head Angiology / Vascular Medicine Berlin, Germany

  • Panelists:

- Prof. Thomas Zeller - Universitaets-Herzzentrum Department of Angiology Bad Krozingen, Germany

- Juan F. Granada, MD - FACC Executive Director & Chief Scientific Officer Skirball Research Center Cardiovascular Research Foundation Orangeburg, New York

- Prof. Stephan Duda - Jewish Hospital of Berlin Department of Radiology & Minimally Invasive Therapy Berlin, Germany

WHY: According to The Lancet, 40.5 million cases of PAD were reported in Europe in 2010. PAD is one of the most common vascular diseases and is associated with heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. It occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages can result in severe pain, limited physical mobility and non-healing leg ulcers. The most common treatment for PAD is an angioplasty, where a balloon is inserted into the artery to open the artery and restore blood flow. Drug coated balloons (DCBs) deliver a drug to the artery walls that is intended to help prevent restenosis.

WHEN: Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. CEST

WHERE: EuroPCR - Room 241 - Palais Des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France

ADDITIONAL CONGRESS INFORMATION:

  • Related News: The symposium will be a follow-up discussion of the two year clinical data on the Covidien ILLUMENATE First-in-Human (FIH) Study, a prospective, controlled, multi-center, single arm study designed to establish the safety profile of its drug-coated balloon for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. Prof. Stephan Duda, Jewish Hospital of Berlin Department of Radiology & Minimally Invasive Therapy Berlin, Germany will present the data earlier that day at EuroPCR on May 22, 2014 at 10:41 a.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) in room 24.

AVAILABLE TO THE MEDIA:

  • Interviews: To set-up interviews with Dr. Ralf Langhoff, Prof. Thomas Zeller, Dr. Juan F. Granada, Prof. Stephan Duda or to attend the symposium, please contact:
Krystin Hayward             David T. Young
Manager, Communications

Manager, Communications

Vascular Therapies Vascular Therapies
508-298-8246 cell 774-284-2746 cell

krystin.hayward@covidien.com

david.young@covidien.com

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Contacts

Vascular Therapies
Krystin Hayward, 508-298-8246 cell
Manager, Communications
krystin.hayward@covidien.com
or
David T. Young, 774-284-2746 cell
Manager, Communications
david.young@covidien.com

Release Summary

Covidien announces clinical symposium at EuroPCR on the science supporting drug-coated balloons as a treatment.

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Contacts

Vascular Therapies
Krystin Hayward, 508-298-8246 cell
Manager, Communications
krystin.hayward@covidien.com
or
David T. Young, 774-284-2746 cell
Manager, Communications
david.young@covidien.com