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Drug Eluting Stents: Modelling the Physics of Mass Transport in the Arterial Wall

[+] Author Affiliations
W. Denny, B. O’Connell, M. Walsh

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

J. Milroy

Boston Scientific R&D, Galway, Ireland

Paper No. SBC2010-19107, pp. 875-876; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2010-19107
From:
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Naples, Florida, USA, June 16–19, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4403-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD), which results in inadequate blood flow to the heart, is responsible for 1 in every 4.8 deaths in the USA (Lloyd-Jones et al., 2009). Currently, there are 16.5 million patients with stable angina and 500,000 new diagnoses annually (Gibbons et al., 2003). CAD has been linked with atherosclerosis since the early 20th century (McMahan et al., 2008) and refers to the localisation of the disease in the coronary arteries. Atherosclerosis is a degenerative disease that affects not only the coronary arteries, but also the carotid and other peripheral arteries in the body.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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