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Longitudinal compression: a “new” complication with modern coronary stent platforms – time to think beyond deliverability?

EuroIntervention 2011;7:872-877 publish online ahead of print October 2011. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I7A135

Consultant Cardiologists, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Intracoronary bare metal stent (BMS) platforms have evolved significantly over the last three decades. Initially, the vast majority of stents were manufactured from stainless steel and varied somewhat in thei

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