• DCB may be noninferior to DES in setting of small-vessel CAD, regardless of PCI indication

    13 days ago - By Healio

    According to a prespecified analysis of the BASKET-SMALL 2 trial, reperfusion with a drug-coated balloon in patients with CAD and small vessels may be noninferior to a drug-eluting stent, regardless of the indication for PCI.
    “PCI is the preferred reperfusion strategy in patients presenting with ACS with latest-generation DES recommended irrespective of patient- and lesion-related characteristics. However, DCBs have emerged as a viable alternative for specific patient subgroups including in-stent restenosis, high bleeding risk, and small vessel CAD,” Norman Mangner, MD, of the
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