coronary restenosis


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coronary restenosis

The recurrence of narrowing of coronary arteries arter treatment by balloon angioplasty or other means. STENTING is reliably capable of preventing restenosis especially is antiproliferative-drug-eluting stents are used. In-stent restenosis is treated by intracoronary gamma and beta irradiation. Antisense therapies or gene therapy may prove important im managing restenosis.
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