Drug-eluting stents: potential applications for peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

@article{Duda2003DrugelutingSP,
  title={Drug-eluting stents: potential applications for peripheral arterial occlusive disease.},
  author={Stephan H. Duda and Tudor Poerner and Benjamin Wiesinger and John H. Rundback and Gunnar Tepe and Jakub Wiskirchen and Karl Konstantin Haase},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={291-301}
}
Many different approaches have been evaluated to prevent restenosis in stents after vascular implantation. Currently, drug-eluting stents are extremely promising in suppressing neointimal hyperplasia. Various animal studies and randomized trials in humans have shown excellent results in terms of safety and efficacy during intermediate-term follow-up. This article will give an overview of experimental and clinical data of the different agents in published and ongoing trials.