First results of the deb-ami (drug eluting balloon in acute st-segment elevation myocardial infarction) trial: a multicenter randomized comparison of drug-eluting balloon plus bare-metal stent versus bare-metal stent versus drug-eluting stent in primary percutaneous coronary intervention with 6-month angiographic, intravascular, functional, and clinical outcomes
JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 06/22/2012
Belkacemi A et al. – In STEMI patients, drug–eluting balloon (DEB) followed by BMS implantation failed to show angiographic superiority to BMS only. Angiographic results of drug–eluting stent (DES) were superior to both BMS and DEB. Moreover, DEB before implantation induced more uncovered and malapposed stent struts than BMS, but less than after DES.