The Effect of Paclitaxel on Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Review of Current Literature and Best Practices

The Effect of Paclitaxel on Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Review of Current Literature and Best Practices

On-Demand Webcast

Jihad A. Mustapha, MD
Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Michael R. Jaff, DO
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, Massachussetts 

Gary M. Ansel, MD
OhioHealth (Riverside/Methodist Hospital)
Medical University of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio

George L. Adams, MD
UNC REX Healthcare
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


This activity is designed for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, technicians  and others involved in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the recent findings and literature, mechanisms of action, benefit and risks of paclitaxel
  • Discuss the safety considerations in PAD applications
  • Evaluate the facts and make necessary adjustments to practice

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10 question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: February 1, 2019
Expiration Date: February 1, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour


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Clinical Reviewer
Adam Geronemus, MD
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida


The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Michael R. Jaff: Consultant – American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, Micell, Philips, Silk Road Medical, Vactronix, Venarum, Volcano; Major Stock Shareholder – Embolitech, Gemini, Janacare, MC10, PQ Bypass, Primacea, Sano V, Vascular Therapies

Dr. Jihad A. Mustapha: Consultant - BD Bard, Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Medtronic, Micromedical Solutions, Philips, PQ Bypass, Reflow Medical, Terumo; Major Stock Shareholder – Cardio Flow

Dr. Gary Ansel: Consultant - Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, CR Bard, SurModics, W.L. Gore; Speakers Bureau – Medtronic

Dr. Adam Geronemus: Speakers’ Bureau - Bard, Gore, Merit, Penumbra, Sirtex

Dr. George Adams: Consultant – Abbott Vascular, Asahi Intecc, BD Bard, Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems, Cook Medical,Gore, Medtronic, Philips, Shockwave Medical, Soundbite, Terumo Medical, W.L. Gore


Planning Committee

In addition to the above, Donna Brophy, MaryEllen Fama, Caitlin Eastman, Todd Kunkler, Randy Robbin, and Susan Yarbrough (NACCME) disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.


This activity is supported by educational grants from Boston Scientific, BD Peripheral Intervention, Cook Medical, Medtronic, and Philips IGTD.


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