Coronary artery stents: Part I. Evolution of percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Newsome2008CoronaryAS,
  title={Coronary artery stents: Part I. Evolution of percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Lisa T Newsome and Michael A. Kutcher and Roger L. Royster},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={552-69}
}
The subspecialty of interventional cardiology has made significant progress in the management of coronary artery disease over the past three decades with the development of percutaneous coronary transluminal angioplasty, atherectomy, and bare-metal and drug-eluting stents (DES). Bare-metal stents (BMS) maintain vessel lumen diameter by acting as a scaffold and prevent collapse incurred by angioplasty. However, these devices cause neointimal hyperplasia leading to in-stent restenosis and… CONTINUE READING
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