Drug eluting balloons.

  title={Drug eluting balloons.},
  author={Nicolas A Diehm and H. -W. Hoppe and D Do},
  journal={Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology},
  volume={13 1},
Ever since the first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was carried out in Switzerland in 1977, restenosis remains a major drawback of this minimally invasive treatment intervention. Numerous attempts to increase vessel patency after PTA have included systemic medications and endovascular brachytherapy, but these techniques have not met our expectations in preventing restenosis. Nitinol stents have been shown to reduce rates of restenosis and target lesion revascularization in patients… CONTINUE READING

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