DEB School III

February 2014. Advanced Course on Drug-Eluting Balloon use in coronary revascularizations



This was the text of this edition of DEB School:

Drug-Eluting Balloon represents one of the major revolutions in interventional cardiology:

you have the chance to treat the lesion leaving nothing behind.

For this reason the “DEB School” was born in 2013:

a hands-on, interactive, front-line didactical Course, with reknown experts in the field.

The aim of the Course is to improve the knowledge and technical aspects of this reasonable alternative to stents.

The most recent scientific developments, and the GISE Position Paper on its correct use will be discussed.

Scientific Secretary

Bernardo Cortese, Cardiologia Interventistica FBF Milano,



Bruno Scheller, University of Homburg, Germany

Bernardo Cortese, A.O. FBF Milano

Romano Seregni, A.O. FBF Milano

Dr Pedro Silva Orrego, A.O. FBF Milano


Unfortunately, Bruno could not attend, but we had a great fun discussing about this technology.


This was the program of the Course:

9.00                 Course introduction – B. Cortese

9.15                 Technological and structural basis of DCB-PCI – B. Cortese

9.30                 Positive remodeling with DCB, a new big chance – F.X. Kleber

9.45                 Up-to-date of the scientific literature –what should we know? P. Silva & R. Sebik

10.15               Live case (group 1)

10.15               Recorded cases (group 2)

11.00               Coffee break

11.30               Live case (group 2)

11.30               Recorded cases (group 1)

12.15               What have we learned till now, from our mistakes? – B. Cortese

12.30               The future of DCB and Italian Consensus Document – B. Cortese

13.00               Course closure – B. Cortese


As you can see, Dr Rodrigo Sebik, our Fellow for 2014, helped us in the organization of the day. He was a “new-believer” (he used his first DCB three months earlier…), but did a great job!