Molecular basis of restenosis and novel issues of drug-eluting stents.


Restenosis after stent deployment is an overreaction of the wound healing response after vascular injury, and is characterized by the sequence of inflammation, granulation, extracellular matrix remodeling, and smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and migration. In contrast, reendothelialization of at least part of the injured vessel surface, which is… (More)


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