The Moxy drug-coated PTCA/PTA balloon (Lutonix, Inc. Maple Grove, MN, USA) is a paclitaxel-coated balloon with a hydrophilic carrier to optimize the drug release onto the vessel wall. It represents an interesting alternative to drug-eluting stent (DES) for the percutaneous treatment of in-stent restenosis, de novo coronary lesions or peripheral artery disease.
Adoption of DES has reduced coronary restenosis rates to 7.9-8.9% at nine months1-3, but this benefit is compromised by a higher incidence of late and very late stent thrombosis4-8. The polymer component of DES may contribute to inflammation of the ...
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