EASTBOURNE registry finished the enrollment

EASTBOURNE registry finished the enrollment


EASTBOURNE registry finished the enrollment a few days ago, with the terrific number of 2100 patients reached: this is the largest coronary DCB study ever done.

EASTBOURNE is a prospective registry and will describe the immediate and long term performance of the novel Magic Touch sirolimus-coated balloon for any coronary application. Interesting, this is an investigator-driven study without bias or inferences from the industry.

I want to congratulate each investigator of the study and Prof Antonio Colombo, co-chairman of the study.

Top enrollers are: L. Testa, T. Heang, A. Ielasi, I. Bossi, R. Latini, L. Yan, I. Sanchez, D. Milazzo, G. Caiazzo, F. Tomai, G. Di Palma, S. Benincasa, M. Montorfano, A. Nuruddin, G. Stefanini, G. Seresini, R. Singh, G. Cacucci.

You can find the interim analysis publication (600 pts @1y.) here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32740442/

Stay tuned!


Bernardo Cortese, MD FESC

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After one year, after a necessary cooling off period and further analyses, it is time for me to take a clear position on the matter.

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