First-in-human study to assess the safety and performance of the Passeo-18 Lux drug-coated balloon vs. the uncoated Passeo-18 balloon catheter in patients with stenosis and occlusion of the infrapopliteal arteries


  • At 30 days, clinical results show major adverse event (MAE) composite of 0% for the Passeo-18 Lux drug-coated balloon (DCB) vs. 8.3% compared to the control percutaneus transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon
  • At 6 months angiographic follow-up, Passeo-18 Lux demonstrated a target lesion primary patency (TLP) of 82.9% vs. 73.9% compared to the control PTA balloon
  • At 6 months, 59% of patients improved in Rutherford Classification in the DCB group vs. 47% in the control group. Improvement of Rutherford Class 5 patients at 6 months was significant in the DCB group (p = 0.0021)
  • The Passeo-18 Lux is safe in infrapopliteal lesions, as demonstrated by a low amputation rate and no additional amputations beyond 180 days

Key Baseline Demographics

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Study Design

  • Prospective, multi-center, randomized controlled, first-in-human study
  • Number of patients (n): 72
  • Principal investigator: Dr. Thomas Zeller, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germany
  • Primary endpoint: 30-day MAE rate2, 6-month TLP measured by quantitative vascular angiography (QVA)3
  • Secondary endpoints: 6-month change in Rutherford Class and 12-month major amputation rate
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Vascular Intervention

Drug-Coated BalloonClinically proven to reduce restenosis and the need for reinterventions1

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Vascular Intervention

PTA BalloonHighly pushable coaxial shaft design for most distal lesion access

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1 p < 0.05 = significant

2 MAE = all cause death, major amputation of target extremity, TLR, TVR, target lesion thrombosis, adjudicated by an independent clinical events committee.

3 Assessed by an independent core laboratory.
PAOD = peripheral arterial occlusive disease; CLI = critical limb ischemia;
FUP = follow up; ABI = ankle brachial index; SD = standard deviation