Monitoring in vivo absorption of a drug-eluting bioabsorbable stent with intravascular ultrasound-derived parameters a feasibility study.


OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using quantitative differential echogenicity to monitor the in vivo absorption process of a drug-eluting poly-l-lactic-acid (PLLA) bioabsorbable stent (BVS, Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California). BACKGROUND A new bioabsorbable, balloon-expanded coronary stent was recently evaluated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2010.02.004


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