Principles of Coronary Stenting

Joseph G. Murphy, Gregory W. Barsness and Rajiv Gulati

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Principles of Coronary Stenting

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Coronary stents are classified as bare-metal stents composed of metal alone and drug-eluting stents composed of a core of metal covered with a drug-eluting layer that slowly releases antiproliferative medications. The major late benefit of PCI stent placement over PTCA alone is the marked reduction in coronary restenosis and the resultant lower rate of late target lesion revascularization seen in almost all coronary patient subsets studied to date in randomized trials. This chapter reviews current guidelines for stent implantation, consideration for surgery after stent implantation, and possible complications resulting from stent implantation.

Chapter.  3465 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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