Management of restenosis after coronary intervention.

  title={Management of restenosis after coronary intervention.},
  author={George D Dangas and Valet{\'i}n Fuster},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={132 2 Pt 1},
Coronary restenosis has proven to be the "Achilles heel" of percutaneous coronary interventions, frequently leading to repeated procedures. The pathogenesis of restenosis can be divided into four phases: early elasic recoil (hours to days), mural thrombus formation (hours to days), neointimal proliferation and extracellular matrix formation (weeks), and chronic geometric arterial changes (months). Restenosis is device nonspecific except for intravascular stents, which can eliminate elastic… CONTINUE READING

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