The current status of drug-coated balloons in in-stent restenosis treatment

Leszek Bryniarski, Łukasz Klima, Sławomir Surowiec
Department of Cardiology, Intervenional Electrophysiology and Hypertension, University Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Restenosis ater angioplasty has always been a signiicant problem in intervenional cardiology and is associated with signiicant morbidity and costs, with a wide spectrum of clinical presentaion. The populaion treated with bare metal stents and drug eluing stents is very large and because of the complex subset of paients and lesions the overall rate of in-stent restenosis remains signiicant. For intervenional cardiologist several treatment opions are available nowadays such as repeat stening, balloon angioplasty, drug-coated balloons but due to lack of precise guidelines the management remains challenging. In this paper authors provide comprehensive review of novel technique in in stent restenosis treatment: drug eluing balloons.




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