What drug is on drug coated balloon?
The AGENT Paclitaxel Coated-PTCA Balloon catheter is the newest advance in drug-coated balloon technology. The AGENT™ Paclitaxel Drug Coated Balloon catheter, with its innovative TransPax™ coating technology1, provides a targeted, therapeutic dose of proven, anti-proliferative Paclitaxel to the lesion2.
What are drug coated balloons used for?
Drug-coated balloons (DCB), also referred to as drug-eluting balloons (DEB), were created as a way to reduce very high restenosis rates in peripheral vessels. They also have been investigated in clinical trials to prevent coronary artery in-stent restenosis.
What is a lutonix balloon?
LUTONIX® is the first and only drug coated balloon with larger 7mm diameter balloons on longer lengths (80-220mm). September 2018. First and only DCB with longer length balloons on an all-5F platform. LUTONIX® is the first and only drug coated balloon with longer 220 mm length balloons on an all-5F platform.
What is a drug coated balloon angioplasty?
Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) angioplasty is similar to plain old balloon angioplasty procedurally, but there is the addition of an anti-proliferative medication coating the balloon, as well as an excipient to aid in drug transfer, which may help prevent restenosis.
What are drug-eluting stents coated with?
A stent is a small mesh tube inserted into an artery to keep it open. A drug-eluting stent is coated with a slow-release medication to help prevent blood clots from forming in a stent. Blood clotting in a stent can cause a future blockage (restenosis) and may lead to a heart attack.
What drug do drug-eluting stents elute?
Paclitaxel-eluting or sirolimus-eluting stents to prevent restenosis in diabetic patients. N Engl J Med.
What is the long term care for balloon angioplasty and stents?
Whether a stent was inserted or not, you will be given a daily low-dose aspirin to reduce the risk of clotting. If a stent was placed, you will be prescribed a blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin) or an antiplatelet drug like Plavix (clopidogrel) that you will need to take for a year or more.