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Paclitaxel-eluting balloon angioplasty and cobalt-chromium stents versus conventional angioplasty and paclitaxel-eluting stents in the treatment of native coronary artery stenoses in patients with diabetes mellitus

EuroIntervention 2011;7:K83-K92.

drug eluting balloon diabetes mellitus coronary restenosis clinical outcome Abstract

Aims: Coronary lesions in diabetics (DM) are associated with a high recurrence following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), even after drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment. Encouraging clinical data of the drug-eluting balloon catheter (DEB) SeQuent Please warrant its investigation in these patients.

Methods and results: Eighty-four diabetic patients (60.8±9.1years, 76.2% male) were randomised to either the DEB SeQuent™ Please or the DES Taxus™ Liberté™ to compare the 9-month clinical and angiographic outcome of PCI in native coronary arteries. Comparing the DEB vs. the DES the 9-month results (follow-up DEB 39/45 [86.7%], DES 36/39 [92.3%]) are ...

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