Coronary stents: A materials perspective

Gopinath Mani, Marc D. Feldman, Devang Patel, C. Mauli Agrawal

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The objective of this review is to describe the suitability of different biomaterials as coronary stents. This review focuses on the following topics: (1) different materials used for stents, (2) surface characteristics that influence stent-biology interactions, (3) the use of polymers in stents, and (4) drug-eluting stents, especially those that are commercially available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1689-1710
Number of pages22
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Drug delivery
  • Stent
  • Surface modification
  • Surface treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biophysics
  • Biomaterials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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