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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2008 April;56(2):205-13
Ramcharitar S., Serruys P. W.
Department of Interventional Cardiology Thoraxcenter Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bioabsorbable stents must be biocompatible and as well as their degenerated products. The challenge is to find material that exhibit minimal recoil and remain in situ for several months before complete bioabsorption. There are now some worthy polymer based and metallic bioabsorbable stents with encouraging preclinical and clinical data. Their behaviour will not only redefine current percutaneous coronary intervention but may also have a wider role in the cardiovascular system as whole.