Biological Interactions with Surface Charge in Biomaterials
Chapter 16: The Reduction of Restenosis in Cardiovascular Stents
Published:02 Nov 2011
Special Collection: 2011 ebook collection , 2011 ebook collection , 2011-2015 materials and nanoscience subject collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
J. Arkowski, M. Wawrzyńska, D. BiaŁy, B. Sobieszczańska, and W. Mazurek, in Biological Interactions with Surface Charge in Biomaterials, ed. S. Tofail, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011, ch. 16, pp. 222-229.
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This Chapter presents an overview of the current and emerging strategies and techniques for the reduction of restenosis in cardiovascular stents. The Chapter discusses the importance of intravascular stents and the general technology involved in stents from a clinician's perspective. Stent structure engineering and the issues pertaining to biodegradable stents are discussed along with the novel approaches for stent surface modification.