Drug-Coated Balloons: Lessons from the Real World

  • Damiano Regazzoli
  • Marco Bruno Ancona
  • Pier Pasquale Leone
  • Azeem Latib


Drug-coated balloons (DCBs) offer a non-stent-based antiproliferative drug delivery system to treat coronary lesions. Over the years they were validated in several settings and widely used both in clinical trials and in daily practice. The aim of this chapter is to evaluate the clinical performance and rationale of DCB use in “real-world” scenarios in coronary artery disease.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damiano Regazzoli
    • 1
  • Marco Bruno Ancona
    • 1
  • Pier Pasquale Leone
    • 1
  • Azeem Latib
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Cardiovascular InterventionsIRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, San Raffaele University HospitalMilanItaly

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