Stent Polymers: Do They Make a Difference?

Abstract

The necessity of polymers on drug-eluting stent (DES) platforms is dictated by the need of an adequate amount and optimal release kinetic of the antiproliferative drugs for achieving ideal DES performance. However, the chronic vessel wall inflammation related to permanent polymer persistence after the drug has been eluted might trigger late restenosis and… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.115.002943

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