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Overview of the latest developments in the field of drug-eluting stent technology

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Abstract

Angioplasty with stent implantation is considered to be the basic treatment method of stenosis of blood vessels. The process of stent implantation changed through the years, from stents made only from metals, produced from polymers, to biodegradable ones and those which elute drugs. The purpose of this review is to outline the development of this medical procedure and present the advantages and disadvantages of each type of stent.

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The article was received on 24 Mar 2019, accepted on 15 Oct 2019 and first published on 16 Oct 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9BM00468H
Biomater. Sci., 2020, Advance Article

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    Overview of the latest developments in the field of drug-eluting stent technology

    P. Majewska, E. Oledzka and M. Sobczak, Biomater. Sci., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9BM00468H

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