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Tri-City doc first in county to use new stent to treat peripheral artery disease
San Diego Union-Tribune

The tough thing about using stents to restore blood flow in the upper legs is that the treatment doesn’t tend to last long.

“I’ve had patients that I have treated seven or eight times,” said Dr. Richard Saxon, an interventional radiologist at Tri-City Medical Center. Saxon is the first doctor in San Diego County to gain access to a new kind of drug-coated stent designed to treat peripheral artery disease and prevent the renarrowing of the femoral artery, the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the thigh.

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