Bioabsorbable Stenting for Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

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Bioabsorbable stents offer an unproven but theoretically appealing means to address the deficiencies of current stent designs. Ideally, these stents would provide early postprocedural scaffolding support yet undergo a predictable process of reabsorption, thus removing the persistent stimulus for neointimal hyperplasia. Prototypes include polymeric formulations and magnesium-based absorbable metal stents. Current and future human trials will ascertain if bioabsorbable stents truly deliver a physiologic advantage in the treatment of peripheral occlusive disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalPerspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • absorbable implant
  • hyperplasia
  • lactic acid
  • magnesium
  • stent


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