One of the most significant limitations of percutaneous coronary intervention using stents is the growth of tissue within the stent, leading to re-occlusion of the target vessel. There is a wide range of stents available, and stent designs differ in their efficacy [1]. Stent parameters such as stent length, strut configuration, diameter and expansion method have been shown to influence the amount of restenosis provoked [2]. Despite many generations of coronary stents — and the advent of drug elution — up to 10% of percutaneous coronary interventions require revision, climbing to 50% in some high risk lesions [3].

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