Adjunctive balloon postdilatation after stent deployment: is it still necessary with drug-eluting stents?

@article{Brodie2006AdjunctiveBP,
  title={Adjunctive balloon postdilatation after stent deployment: is it still necessary with drug-eluting stents?},
  author={Bruce R. Brodie},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={43-50}
}
Deployment of bare metal stents (BMS) with current stent delivery systems is often associated with suboptimal stent expansion. Adjunctive postdilatation with noncompliant balloons has improved stent expansion with BMS and has been associated with less need for target vessel revascularization (TVR). Drug-eluting stents (DES) have proven highly effective in reducing restenosis and TVR and are now being used in the great majority of percutaneous coronary interventions. Because of the very low… CONTINUE READING