Impact of an endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent on coronary microvascular function: comparison with drug-eluting stents

@inproceedings{Choi2015ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of an endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent on coronary microvascular function: comparison with drug-eluting stents},
  author={Woong Gil Choi and Soo Hyun Kim and Hyung Seok Yoon and Eun Joo Lee and Dong Woon Kim},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of internal medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although drug-eluting stents (DESs) effectively reduce restenosis following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), they also delay re-endothelialization and impair microvascular function, resulting in adverse clinical outcomes. Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capturing stents, by providing a functional endothelial layer on the stent, have beneficial effects on microvascular function. However, data on coronary microvascular function in patients with EPC stents versus DESs… CONTINUE READING