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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Bhatt S. 1, Gujarathi S. 1, De Benedictis M. 2
1 Meril Life Sciences, Gujarat, India;
2 Unit of Cardiology, Presidio Umberto I, Azienda Ospedaliera Ordine Mauriziano, Turin, Italy
Technological advances and rise in global urbanity have paradoxically led to an increase in the incidence of metabolic syndrome and thankfully also in diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. “Necessity is the mother of invention” – remarked Plato and this statement could not have had a better place than in the field of angioplasty and stenting. Interventional cardiology still continues to remain a busy place for smart, iterative changes leading to better treatment options. This article sketches contemporary trends in coronary stent engineering borne out of unmet clinical needs ranging from novel ultra-thin strut designs marrying biodegradable polymeric drug eluting platforms to anatomically tapered stents and finally the intuitive bioresorbable vascular scaffolds which promise freedom from full metal jacket.