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Treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis with a novel paclitaxel urea coated balloon.
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PMID:  20948504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Randomized clinical trials investigating the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis with paclitaxel iopromide coated balloon catheters have shown favorable results. The aim of the present clinical investigation was to assess the efficacy of a novel paclitaxel urea coated angioplasty balloon in the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis. A total of 26 restenotic bare metal stents in 23 patients with a lesion length of 22.8±11.1 mm and a reference vessel diameter of 2.64±0.31 mm were treated. Up to six months and including the six-month angiographic control, only one target lesion revascularization was necessary; in total, the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events until six-month follow-up was 4.3 %. In-stent late lumen loss was 0.07±0.37 mm, in-segment late lumen loss 0.02±0.50 mm. Binary restenosis was present in one patient (4.3%). The results of this first-in-human series with a paclitaxel urea coated balloon are comparable to paclitaxel iopromide coated balloon catheters. Randomized, controlled clinical trials are warranted to further evaluate this promising approach.
B Cremers; Y Clever; S Schaffner; U Speck; M Böhm; B Scheller
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Internal Medicine III, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg/Saar, Germany -
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