Handbook of Drug-Eluting Stents

1st Edition

Patrick W. Serruys, Anthony H. Gershlick

CRC Press
Published June 14, 2005
Reference - 336 Pages - 100 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781841841328 - CAT# DU1577

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Over the past few years, the focus in interventional cardiology research has centered on reducing restenosis with the use of antiproliferative pharmacological agents. The use of these drugs, hitherto, has failed, most probably because of low active drug levels at the target site. This problem led to the development of local drug delivery using stents, since they can serve as a reservoir for local drug administration and are in immediate contract with the coronary artery wall, thus ensuring maximum delivery of the pharmacological agent. Drug-eluting stents provide an entirely new spectrum of potential therapies for restenosis.

Handbook of Drug-Eluting Stents, under the editorial direction of Patrick Serruys, one of the world's leading interventional cardiologists, and Tony Gershlick, a pioneer in the field of drug-eluting stents, provides the reader with up-to-date information on which stents and pharmacological agents in use or about to be launched, the kinetics of the drugs involved, and what the future may hold.

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