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Scanning electron microscopic assessment of the biodegradable coating on expanded biolimus-eluting stents

EuroIntervention 2009;5:505-510 - DOI10.4244/EIJV5I4A80.

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

Aims: Biodegradable coatings on drug-eluting stents (DES) may help to avoid adverse long-term effects of DES such as late/very late stent thrombosis which is partly attributed to durable po

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