PAE Physician Resource Center

Patient Education Tools

The following tools are designed to educate patients and other healthcare professionals about PAE and are available for your use through Merit’s patient awareness program ask4PAE.

You are invited to download and print patient education tools for distribution.


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Licensed Resources

Merit grants permission to reproduce and use certain text, illustrations, and videos about PAE for your website, social media, and patient education per the license agreement.

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Referring Physician Education

Referral Physician

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IR to URO PAE Presentation
PAE Coordinated Patient Care Flyer

Physician Support

CMS Look-up Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule look-up tool provides Medicare Physician Fee Schedule information for more than 10,000 physician services. The CMS tool may be accessed here.

Data and Studies

PAE Abstracts

Carnevale Abstract
Carnevale, F. C., Moreira, A. M., Harward, S. H., et al. (2017). Recurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms following prostate artery embolization for benign hyperplasia: single center experience comparing two techniques. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Mar;40(3):366-374.

Gonçalves Abstract
Gonçalves, O. M., Carnevale, F. C.*, Moreira, A. M., et al. Comparative study using 100-300 versus 300-500 μm microspheres for symptomatic patients due to enlarged-BPH prostates. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Oct;39(10):1372-1378.

Rampoldi Abstract
Rampoldi, A., Barbosa, F., Secco, S., et al. (2017). Prostatic artery embolization as an alternative to indwelling bladder catheterization to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia in poor surgical candidates. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Apr;40(4):530-536.

The following articles are recommended by Dr. Shivank Bhatia, Merit Medical’s ThinkPAE™ Proctor:

Bhatia, S., Harward, S. H., Sinha, V. K., et al. (2017). Prostate artery embolization via transradial or transulnar versus transfemoral arterial access: technical results. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jun;28(6):898-905.

Bhatia, S., Sinha, V. K., Bordegaray, M., et al. (2017). Role of coil embolization during prostatic artery embolization: incidence, indications, and safety profile. J Vasc Interv Radiol, May;28(5):656-664.

Carnevale, F. C., Iscaife, A., Yoshinaga, E. M., et al. (2016). Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) versus original and PErFecTED prostate artery embolization (PAE) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): preliminary results of a single center, prospective, urodynamic-controlled analysis. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Jan;39(1):44-52.

Carnevale, F. C., Moreira, A. M., & Antunes, A. A. (2014). The “PErFecTED technique”: proximal embolization first, then embolize distal for benign hyperplasia. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Dec;37(6):1602-1605.

De Assis, A. M., Moreira, A. M., de Paula Rodrigues, V. C., et al. (2015). Prostatic artery embolization for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in patients with prostates > 90 g: a prospective single-center study. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jan;26(1):87-93.