“It’s not enough if I succeed, everyone else should fail.”
- Atila the Hun
Since the introduction of stents almost a decade ago, they have become the mainstream for the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Nevertheless, restenosis following stent implantation has been the major limitation of stents. Serial intravascular ultrasound studies have shown that restenosis after conventional balloon angioplasty represents a complex interaction between elastic recoil, smooth muscle proliferation and vascular remodeling, whereas restenosis after stent deployment is d... continue reading about Intracoronary Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis in Long Lesions: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late?