Perivascular inflammation after balloon angioplasty of porcine coronary arteries.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Inflammation has been suggested to play a role in vascular lesion formation after angioplasty. Whereas previous studies have focused on inflammatory reactions in the intima and media, less attention has been paid to adventitial and perivascular responses and their potential role in vascular remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS Balloon overstretch… (More)

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