Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2021 Jun 24:ATVBAHA121316472. Epub 2021 Jun 24.
CVPath Institute, Gaithersburg, MD (A.C., L.G., R.F., C.J., S.K., A.S., H.J., Y.S., K.H.P., F.D.K., M.E.R., D.S., R.V., A.V.F.).
Objective: Healing processes, particularly reendothelialization, are essential for vascular homeostasis after plain old balloon angioplasty and stent implantation. Drug-eluting stents (DES) are commonly used for percutaneous coronary intervention because restenosis rates are reduced as compared with bare metal stents. However, in addition to understanding the nature of regenerated endothelial cells, concerns over incomplete stent healing persist, and the molecular effects of antiproliferative drug coatings on endothelium remain poorly understood. Read More