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An increase of VEGF plasma levels is associated with restenosis of drug-eluting stents

EuroIntervention 2014;10:224-230 published online ahead of print October 2013. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I2A36

Katharina M. Katsaros
Katharina M. Katsaros1,2, MD; Stefan P. Kastl1,2, MD; Konstantin A. Krychtiuk1,2, MD; Randolph Hutter3, MD; Gerlinde Zorn1, BSc; Gerald Maurer1, MD; Kurt Huber4, MD; Johann Wojta1,2, PhD; Günter Christ5, MD; Walter S. Speidl1*, MD
1. Department of Internal Medicine II, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2. Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster for Cardiovascular Research, Vienna, Austria; 3. The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New

Aims: Drug-eluting stents (DES) reduce late lumen loss compared to bare metal stents but were not able to eradicate in-stent restenosis (ISR) fully. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VE

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