Coronary Stents Looking Forward

Scot Garg, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys

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Despite all the benefits of drug-eluting stents (DES), concerns have been raised over their long-term safety, with particular reference to stent thrombosis. In an effort to address these concerns, newer stents have been developed that include: DES with biodegradable polymers, DES that are polymer free, stents with novel coatings, and completely biodegradable stents. Many of these stents are currently undergoing pre-clinical and clinical trials; however, early results seem promising. This paper reviews the current status of this new technology, together with other new coronary devices such as bifurcation stents and drug-eluting balloons, as efforts continue to design the ideal coronary stent. (J Am Coll Cardiol 2010; 56: S43-78) (C) 2010 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)S43-S78
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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