Are drug-coated balloons effective in PCI with high bleeding risk?

The next step is to compare the balloons with drug-eluting stents, researchers say
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Drug-coated balloon device

Drug-coated balloons are superior to bare metal stents for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in older patients at high bleeding risk, a study shows.

Finnish researchers investigated whether using drug-coated balloons was non-inferior to PCI using bare metal stents for patients with new atherosclerotic coronary-artery lesions and at increased bleeding risk.