Drug eluting coronary artery stents.

  title={Drug eluting coronary artery stents.},
  author={Rajashree S. Hirlekar and Mayank M Patel and Sunilkumar Jain and Vilasrao J. Kadam},
  journal={Current drug delivery},
  volume={7 5},
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary heart disease, which is characterized by a narrowing (stenosis) of the arteries that supply blood to tissues of the heart. Over the past decade, the use of "Bare metallic stents" during Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) has become a common practice for treating the coronary arterial stenosis. However, the restenosis is common problem in patients receiving stents. Recently, Drug-Eluting Stents (DES) with synthetic polymer… CONTINUE READING