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Ultra-Hydrophilic Stent Platforms Promote Early Vascular Healing and Minimize Late Tissue Response - A Potential Alternative to Second-Generation Drug Eluting Stents


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1. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cardiology Division, Cambridge, MA, UNITED STATES


Aims: Simple surface modifications can enhance coronary stent performance. Ultra-hydrophilic surface (UHS) treatment of contemporary bare metal stents (BMS) was assessed in vivo to verify whether they can provide long-term efficacy comparable to 2nd generation drug eluting stents (DES) while promoting healing comparably to BMS.

Methods and results:UHS-treated BMS, unt…

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