UK gets first drug-eluting balloon dilation catheter

February 10, 2009

Source: British Cardiovascular Society

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: News item

In a nutshell: The Dior drug-eluting balloon was launched at the Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention Meeting in London at the end of January. This ‘second generation’ drug-eluting balloon is coated with paclitaxel, which prevents restenosis of coronary stents. It can be used to treat both high-risk and low-risk percutaneous coronary intervention patients. It provides an alternative option to treat patients for whom stent implantation is not desirable.

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Acknowledgements:  British Cardiovascular Society