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CURRICULUM IN CARDIOLOGY
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-52

Coronary angioplasty: Back to the future


1 Department of Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist, Care Hospital, Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, K.R. Hospital Campus, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Nilkanth Chandrakant Patil
Metro Hospital and Heart Institute, X-1, Secotor 12, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_1_17

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Puel and Sigwart, in 1986, deployed the first coronary stent to act as a scaffold preventing vessel closure reducing the incidence of angiographic restenosis. The first stents were bare metal stents. The first drug-eluting stents to be approved were coated with paclitaxel or sirolimus. Since these stents came with a lot of promise but also with risk of thrombosis, the next step was biodegradable stents. These stents are expected to degrade into nontoxic byproducts. They came with a lot of fanfare but are now being viewed with caution because of initial poor results. We do not know what the future holds.


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