1. SEDUCEd by optical coherence tomography in drug-eluting balloon assessment

    SEDUCEd by optical coherence tomography in drug-eluting balloon assessment

    In everyday practice, percutaneous coronary intervention using a bare metal stent (BMS) is still frequently performed and the chance of incurring in-stent restenosis (ISR) is not negligible. Different treatment modalities for BMS ISR are still an important area of discussion. One of the most appealing is the drug-eluting balloon (DEB). This device has been proven angiographically and clinically superior to an uncoated balloon in BMS ISR1,2. Moreover, in the same type of lesion, DEBs have also shown angiographic and clinical results at least comparable to first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), with a trend towards lower angiographic restenosis and lower ...

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