Drug eluting stents: friend or foe? A review of cellular mechanisms behind the effects of Paclitaxel and sirolimus eluting stents.

Abstract

Coronary artery disease continues to be an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Sirolimus and paclitaxel eluting stents have become an important treatment for patients undergoing revascularization from coronary blockages. These drug eluting stents have enjoyed great success initially in preventing recurrences of adverse cardiac events and decreasing… (More)

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