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New developments in coronary stent technology

Ahmad Farshid and Simon O'Connor
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (6): 258-259. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00884
Published online: 19 September 2016

Current performance standards are high and promising new technologies are finding it difficult to compete

The narrative review in this issue of the MJA by Chen and Jepson1 outlines the enormous advances made in stent technology since Sigwart and colleagues published the first report on the clinical use of coronary stents in 1987.2 Driven by technological progress and rigorous scientific study, coronary stents have advanced rapidly to the stage where a patient’s coronary stenosis can be safely and reliably opened.

  • Ahmad Farshid
  • Simon O'Connor

  • Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT

Correspondence: ahmad@farshids.com

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