Drug-eluting stents: a multidisciplinary success story.

  title={Drug-eluting stents: a multidisciplinary success story.},
  author={Helen Burt and William L. Hunter},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  volume={58 3},
Coronary stenting is the most common form of interventional treatment for symptomatic coronary artery disease. In-stent restenosis following bare metal stent (BMS) placement is the most common cause of procedural failure and occurs as a result of vessel wall trauma secondary to balloon angioplasty and stent deployment that results in an overly aggressive healing response (neointimal hyperplasia) that overgrows the stent lumen and causes vascular narrowing. Drug-eluting stents (DES) are… CONTINUE READING


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