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Drug-Coated Balloons

Applications in Interventional Cardiology

  • Bernardo Cortese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dario Buccheri, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 9-13
  3. Carlo Zivelonghi, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Freek Nijhoff
    Pages 21-34
  4. Marco Ferrone, Juan F. Granada
    Pages 35-43
  5. Manish Doshi, Prakash Sojitra, Dinesh Shah, Sameer Dani, Alexandre Abizaid
    Pages 45-57
  6. Manish Doshi, Dinesh Shah, Prakash Sojitra
    Pages 59-67
  7. Serdar Farhan, Birgit Vogel, Roxana Mehran
    Pages 69-79
  8. Fernando Alfonso, Javier Cuesta, Fernando Rivero, Marcos García Guimaraes, Teresa Bastante, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 81-92
  9. Mostafa Elwany, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 93-109
  10. Anouar Belkacemi, Pieter R. Stella
    Pages 111-119
  11. Gaetano Di Palma, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 121-128
  12. U. Wickramarachchi, S. C. Eccleshall
    Pages 129-138
  13. Gaetano Di Palma, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 139-149
  14. Donato Gerardi, Arturo Alfani, Giovanni Esposito, Eugenio Stabile
    Pages 151-158
  15. Dario Pellegrini, Bernardo Cortese
    Pages 159-180
  16. Roberto Nerla, Fausto Castriota, Alberto Cremonesi, Antonio Micari
    Pages 181-188
  17. Damiano Regazzoli, Marco Bruno Ancona, Pier Pasquale Leone, Azeem Latib
    Pages 189-201
  18. Satoru Mitomo, Richard J. Jabbour, Damiano Regazzoli, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo
    Pages 203-208

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of drug-coated balloon (DCB) technology and the role of DCBs in the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease. In addition to clear explanation of how DCBs work, readers will find an enlightening analysis of the mistakes and successes of the past decade and the emergence of the latest delivery systems, which combine a more deliverable device with much improved drug delivery to the vessel wall. The full range of current applications of DCBs are reviewed in detail, drawing on the latest scientific evidence. Due attention is paid to newer devices, with provision of technical insights and documentation of the available clinical data. Ongoing research projects, remaining technical challenges, likely future directions, and reimbursement issues are also carefully considered. This book will be a useful tool for any interventional cardiologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who wishes to acquire a deep knowledge of this technology and its application in both coronary and peripheral interventions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernardo Cortese
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac DepartmentSan Carlo ClinicMilanoItaly

About the editors

Dr Cortese is Interventional Cardiologist and Chief of Research, Innovation and Development of the Cardiac Dpt at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan, Italy. His main contests of interest are new technologies in the catheterization laboratory, including drug-coated balloons and bioresorbable scaffolds. Dr Cortese is one of the most world-renowned experts  in drug-coated balloons technology, and among other contributions he conceived and published the Italian Guidelines on Drug-Eluting Balloon angioplasty in the coronary field, that were endorsed by the Italian Scientific Society of Interventional Cardiology (GISE); the International Guidelines on Drug-Eluting Balloon angioplasty in the peripheral field, published in the European Heart Journal in 2016. Since 2014 Dr Cortese  is member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology. He is involved in several educational programs, including the “DEB School”, and he is author of more than 120 publications indexed in Pubmed.

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