Drug-coated balloons

Drug-coated balloons (DCBs) are an alternative to drug eluting stents for the treatment of the in-stent restenosis. 

DCBs deliver, anti-proliferative drugs directly to the blood vessel wall through a lipophilic matrix.

It delivers these drugs, eliminating the need for a permanent metallic prosthesis with a durable polymer.

These balloons can be used in coronary, lesions and in peripheral vascular disease.

Among patients undergoing coronary angioplasty for in-stent restenosis, a paclitaxel coated balloon, was superior to an uncoded balloon with respect to target lesion failure (Yeh RW). 

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