History of Drug-Coated Balloons

  • Dario Buccheri
  • Bernardo Cortese


The advent of balloon angioplasty (BA) for the treatment of coronary artery disease was performed by Andreas Grüntzig in 1977 [1] (Fig. 1.1) and represented a breakthrough in the field of cardiology: by that time, we can say that modern interventional cardiology was born.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Buccheri
    • 1
  • Bernardo Cortese
    • 2
  1. 1.Interventional CardiologyTrapani HospitalTrapaniItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac DepartmentSan Carlo ClinicMilanoItaly

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