Stent coatings and local drug delivery; state of the art.

The new enemy of percutaneous intervention is in-stent restenosis. He joins the old enemy, restenosis after balloon angioplasty, who, after 21 years of resistance, refuses to capitulate. Unlike restenosis after balloon angioplasty, in-stent restenosis is a consequence almost entirely of tissue hyperplasia, occurring principally around the points where the… CONTINUE READING