New Generations of Drug-Eluting Stents – A Brief Review

*Aleksander Ernst, Joško Bulum

Department of Ischemic Heart Disease, Medical Faculty University of Zagreb,
University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
*Correspondence to aleksanderernst@gmail.com

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Received: 03.03.14 Accepted: 02.05.14
Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:100-106.

Abstract

This review focuses on describing new generations of drug-eluting stents (DES) based on the use of novel stent platforms, coatings, and carrier systems, developed to enhance DES safety. Examples of various DES classes among the most clinically-used DES are briefly discussed.

 

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