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clinical insights » Coronary syndrome and medicated balloon

A thorough review on the role of the "drug - eluting balloon" in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes.

After explaining the characteristics and risk factors of ischemic heart disease and both forms of coronary syndromes  dealt with daily in the hemodynamics ward, Dr. Francesco Greco explores one of the most recent and interesting aspects in the treatment of coronary angioplasty : the use of medicated ( or drug-eluting ) balloons. As confirmed by numerous clinical trials carried out all over the world, this "device" has proven to be remarkably effective in preventing coronary restenosis, while allowing for a range of more general vascular applications which will innovate many procedures.


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