What are drug coated balloons and when should we use them in acute MI?

What are drug coated balloons and when should we use them in acute MI?

In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will explain about drug coated balloons and when to use them in acute MI. Drug coated balloons are used in patients with restenosis such as patient had a stent and recurrence in the stent occurred. These drug coated balloons decreases the risk of the recurrence without increasing the metallic burden of the artery.Dr. Viveka will also talk on if the patient has an acute MI and it is in the branch artery then drug coated balloon should be used or else the stents are superior to them. He will also talk on the other conditions where these drug coated balloons are used with their advantages.