Absorbable stent: focus on clinical applications and benefits

  title={Absorbable stent: focus on clinical applications and benefits},
  author={Nieves Gonzalo and Carlos M Macaya},
  booktitle={Vascular health and risk management},
Coronary stents have improved very significantly the immediate and long-term results of percutaneous coronary interventions. However, once the vessel has healed, the scaffolding function of the stent is no longer needed, and the presence of a permanent metallic prosthesis poses important disadvantages. This has led to the idea of creating new devices that are able to provide mechanical support for a determined period and then disappear from the vessel, allowing its natural healing and avoiding… CONTINUE READING
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