Drug-Coated Balloons and Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

*Alessandro Durante,1 Pietro Leonida Laforgia2

1. Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy
2. Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
*Correspondence to durante.alessandro@gmail.com

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 04.03.17 Accepted: 23.05.17
Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:80-84.


Bifurcation coronary lesions still represent a challenge for interventional cardiologists. Although provisional stenting is considered the gold standard for the treatment of bifurcations, some studies report good results with two-stent techniques. In the last few years, drug-coated balloons have been used for the treatment of several kinds of coronary lesion, such as in-stent restenosis, small vessels, and bifurcations. The use of drug coated balloons for the treatment of the side branch after provisional stenting is a promising option for further improving provisional stenting results.

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