The History of DCB Therapy
You may be surprised to learn that drug coated balloon therapies have been around since 2001. At that time, Drs. Speck and Scheller envisioned a landmark concept, combining mechanical dilatation from PTA with restenosis inhibition from a drug into a single device. The short animation below highlights how drug-coated balloons have evolved from a concept to a frontline therapy for PAD patients worldwide.