Ultra-hydrophilic stent platforms promote early vascular healing and minimise late tissue response: a potential alternative to second-generation drug-eluting stents

EuroIntervention Journal

Simple surface modifications can enhance coronary stent performance. Ultra-hydrophilic surface treatment of contemporary bare metal stents was assessed in vivo to verify whether such stents can provide long-term efficacy comparable to second-generation drug-eluting stents while promoting healing comparably to BMS.

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Kolandaivelu K, Bailey L, Buzzi S, Zucker A, Milleret V, Ziogas A, Ehrbar M, Khattab A, Stanley J, Wong G, Zani B, Markham P, Tzafriri A, Bhatt D, Edelman E


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