Interventional cardiology

Stents win over balloons in restenosis interventions

New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) appear to be associated with improved angiographic and clinical outcomes when compared to drug-coated balloon (DCB) in patients with coronary in-stent restenosis. A meta-analysis of five randomised controlled trials found patients treated with new-generation DES had a significant increase of acute luminal gain and a reduction of per cent diameter stenosis ...

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