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Korean Circ J. 2008 Aug;38(8):393-397. English. Review.
Koo BK , Fitzgerald PJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Cardiovascular Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA.

The stent has been a key part of percutaneous coronary intervention. The advent of drug-eluting stents has further expanded the indication for this technology with a lower overall rate of restenosis. However, the limitations of the current generation stent platforms have become more apparent as more complex are being treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary stenting sometimes results in a suboptimal outcome for challenging lesion subsets such as tortuous, calcified, bifurcating and multiple and long lesions. In this review, novel stent systems that have been developed to overcome the challenges surrounding current stent designs will be discussed.

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