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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2013 February;61(1):81-8

language: English

Evolving coronary stent designs: journey from substance to sublime

Kaul U. 1, Bhatt S. 2, Vasani P. 2

1 Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India;
2 Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India


Coronary artery disease continues to remain a global health care burden. Paradoxical changes in global economies have redefined future development and consumption markets. Within the next decade the need for high quality, low cost coronary stents may reach up to 10 million units. Parallel changes in technological trends further necessitate ingenuity in coronary stent development. Developing nations, armed with novel technologies, supported with low development costs and access to high end manufacturing are poised to serve the global demands of future coronary stent requirements. New concepts in DES engineering employing novel stent designs, drug delivery technologies and affordable DES systems will effectively bridge the need gap between metal backed DES and its ultimate nemesis the bioresorbable scaffold.

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