Great news-a few days ago I had the chance to use a sirolimus-coated balloon for coronary PCI in the first european patient (to say the truth, the first patient of the western world)!!
This very promising device just obtained the CE Mark for this application. A long way is ahead and I am really excited to be part of this adventure in designing a strict scientific program on the matter. In fact, no one wants to repeat the mistakes of the paclitaxel-eluting technology, that has only now reached a reliable scientific background.
There is great excitement in our community. At the upcoming EuroPCR I will have the chance to present the preliminary results for coronary-native vessels application of this new technology.