Farb, A., Weber, D. K., Kolodgie, F. D., Burke, A. P., & Virmani, R. (n.d.).
Morphological Predictors of Restinosis After Coronary Stenting in
This study focused on the growth of neointimal (inside the stent) tissue
after stent implantation. Correlating increased irritation of the
arterial surface as a result of surgical implantation with such growth
and in-stent restinosis, this project concluded that by decreasing damage
(both penetration and irritation) to the surrounding tissue of a stent
during insertion, the probability of in-stent restinosis could be
reduced, eliminating a common clinical problem in today's field of
cardiovascular interventional therapeutics.