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Biomaterials. 2007 Mar;28(9):1689-710. Epub 2006 Dec 22.

Coronary stents: a materials perspective.

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  • 1Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249 0619, USA.


The objective of this review is to describe the suitability of different biomaterials as coronary stents. This review focuses on the following topics: (1) different materials used for stents, (2) surface characteristics that influence stent-biology interactions, (3) the use of polymers in stents, and (4) drug-eluting stents, especially those that are commercially available.

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