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Intravascular stents.
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PMID:  21239328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intravascular stents have been developed to address acute arterial closure and restenosis, the major limitations of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Metallic stents in human clinical trials have shown efficacy in treating acute closure and, in selected patients, lowering the restenosis rate. This review delineates the characteristics of the ideal stent and examines ongoing clinical trials that are evaluating various stent prototypes. Developmental stents that use radiopaque and bioabsorbable materials are presented. The potential role for intravascular stents as vehicles for localized drug delivery and gene therapy is discussed.
G D Chapman; R S Gammon; R P Bauman; R S Stack
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1050-1738     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Cardiovasc. Med.     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108337     Medline TA:  Trends Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-31     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 1991. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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