From Drug-Eluting Balloon to Drug-Coated Balloon … to Eradication of Intracoronary Metal, a New Ending Story

  • Patrick W. Serruys
  • Kuniaki Takahashi


In October 1993, the team of the Thorax Center in Rotterdam transmitted three live cases to TCT in a 90-min session: the first one was a three-vessel disease treatment with three Palmaz-Schatz stents (not yet approved in the USA by the FDA) [1]; the second one was a recanalization of a CTO with a laser wire in a patient included in the TOTAL trial [2]; the third one was a drug-eluting balloon treatment (the Dispatch balloon) post balloon angioplasty [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick W. Serruys
    • 1
  • Kuniaki Takahashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Academic Medical Center, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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