Antithrombotic stent coatings: hirudin/iloprost combination.

Neointimal formation after stent implantation can cause luminal narrowing, called restenosis. Restenosis is induced by initial platelet adhesion and thrombus formation followed by immunocyte adhesion on the stent surface and on the injured vessel wall. The thrombus releases factors, which activates the proliferation of smooth muscle cells. Stents, coated… CONTINUE READING