Sunday, August 31, 2014

Q: Why its called Drug "eluting" stent?

Answer: Drug "eluting" stents refers to metal stents that elute (slowly released from stent) a drug designed to limit the growth of neointimal scar tissue. It further reduces the likelihood of stent restenosis. (see video below). Most commonly used drugs are sirolimus and paclitaxel. In last few years, everolimus has also gained popularity.

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