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Antiplatelet therapy in the era of percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting balloons.
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PMID:  22027718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The high rate of restenosis associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures can be reduced with the implantation of metallic stents into the stenotic vessels. The knowledge that neointimal formation can result in restenosis after stent implantation led to the development of drug-eluting stents (DES) which require long lasting antiplatelet therapy to avoid thrombotic complications. In the last years, the drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology has emerged as an alternative option for the treatment of coronary and peripheral arteries. Clinical studies demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of DEB in various clinical scenarios and support the use of paclitaxel-eluting balloons for the treatment of in-stent restenosis, of small coronary arteries and bifurcations lesions. The protocols of DEB studies suggest that the dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel of four weeks after DEB is safe and effective.
Klaus Bonaventura; Steffen Sonntag; Franz X Kleber
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  7 Suppl K     ISSN:  1969-6213     ISO Abbreviation:  EuroIntervention     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  K106-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Conservative Intensive Care, Heart, Thorax and Vascular Center, Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann, Potsdam, Germany.
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