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Bioabsorbable scaffolds for the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease: the next revolution in coronary intervention?

Abstract:

Conventional drug eluting stents allow predictable long-term relief from coronary obstruction in most cases. However, rigid permanent metallic stents alter flow dynamics, abolish vascular reactivity, limit the potential for maximal vasodilation and promote ongoing inflammation and abnormalities of endothelial function. It is hypothesised that they may contribute to mal-apposition of stent struts, accelerated atheroma within the stented segment and perhaps very late stent thrombosis. Dramatic ...

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Journal:
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume:
99
Issue:
17
Pages:
1236-1243
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:dd453ad9-e6d4-493c-8ace-19d45a83bae3
Source identifiers:
387841
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pubs:387841

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