The search for endothelium friendly stents

McCormick, C (2007) The search for endothelium friendly stents. Medical Device Technology, 18 (3). 30, 32-33. ISSN 1048-6690

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The concern regarding late-stent thrombosis with the use of drug-eluting, stents provides the basis for an examination of alternative approaches to stent design. This article outlines the biological mechanisms behind the thrombosis and hence provides a framework for understanding the types of drug actions that will be required for the next generation of stents.