New Drug-Eluting Stent Technologies

Author(s): Lei Ge, John Cosgrave, Ioannis Iakovou, Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi, Antonio Colombo.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2005

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Abstract:

The introduction of drug eluting stents (DES) has the potential to revolutionize interventional cardiology. Despite the dramatic improvements demonstrated in randomised trials of the currently available DES restenosis still occurs in complex lesions. An effective DES requires the combination of a stent, a drug delivery system such as a polymer and pharmaceutical agent. This article will summarize some of the recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of drug delivery platforms.

Keywords: drug eluting stent, restenosis, polymer coating, angioplasty

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VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2005
Page: [189 - 193]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157340305774574107
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