UF research on CTSAcentral.org: Stents coated with meds can sustain damage, study shows
The national Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium website highlighted findings published recently by UF and Duke University researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Co-authored by UF CTSI investigators Carl J. Pepine, M.D., and Christopher D. Batich, Ph.D., the publication showed that the polymer surfaces of drug-eluting stents used to treat coronary artery disease can be damaged during placement, warranting further research. Read more:
- CTSAcentral.org Recent Science Discoveries
- Denardo SJ, Carpinone PL, Vock DM, Batich CD, Pepine CJ. Changes to Polymer Surface of Drug-Eluting Stents During Balloon Expansion. JAMA. 2012;307(20):2148-2150. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4111.