An independent study of the Philips Stellarex angioplastic treatment medium has shown that it is safe for intended use. That was reported by the medical technology company.
Stellarex is a drug-covered balloon that is used against vasoconstriction in the lower legs. The researchers looked at the consequences of using the drug over a three-year period. Stellarex appeared to have no additional risk of complications or death compared to the current standard treatment, balloons without medication on it.