Chia-Hung WU
Nationality
Taiwan
Current Position
MD, PhD / Attending physician
Organization
Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Carotid Session

Topic: Use of drug-eluting balloon to prevent post-radiation carotid in-stent restenosis: a preliminary report

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Carotid stenosis in patients with previous radiation therapies experienced higher rates of restenosis after carotid stenting than those stenosis solely due to atherosclerosis. Several potential salvage treatment options include secondary stenting, plain balloon angioplasty and drug-eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty had been proposed to be effective. In this talk, we further introduce a potentially effective preventative approach to in-stent restenosis by DEB angioplasty before primary stenting in patients after radiation therapies. One-year outcomes of the study were demonstrated in this talk.

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