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Coating irregularities of durable polymer-based drug-eluting stents as assessed by scanning electron microscopy

EuroIntervention 2009;5:157-165.

1. Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; 2. Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Aims: To classify and quantify post-expansion irregularities in durable polymer-based coatings of drug-eluting stents (DES).


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