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:
- 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.