Sirolimus-eluting stent is emerging as a potential solution for the prevention of restenosis. Recently, a sustained suppression of neointimal proliferation 12 months after implantation of this stent was reported. This is the first report of angiographic and IVUS images 18 months after the implantation of a sirolimus-eluting stent.

Drugs, Restenosis, Stents,
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Department of Cardiology

Tanabe, K, Degertekin, M, Regar, E.S, Ligthart, J.M.R, van der Giessen, W.J, & Serruys, P.W.J.C. (2002). No delayed restenosis at 18 months after implantation of sirolimus-eluting stent. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 57(1), 65–68. doi:10.1002/ccd.10266