Coronary artery stretch versus deep injury in the development of in-stent neointima

J Gunn, N Arnold, K H Chan, L Shepherd, D C Cumberland, DC Crossman

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Stretch of the coronary artery in a stent is common, and a major contributor to neointima formation, even in the absence of deep injury. Deep injury is, however, a more potent stimulus to neointima formation than stretch. Greater degrees of stretch are associated with thicker neointima. Where neither deep injury nor stretch are seen, the stent has no effect upon the development of neointima.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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