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Introduction to polymer technology - What is relevant for the interventional cardiologist

Chairpersons: R. Virmani, W. Wijns

Objectives:

To learn more about the differences between polymers used on current generation drug eluting stent
To understand the biologic responses to different polymers
To understand the impact a polymer may have on patient outcomes

Lectures

Session objectives

W. Wijns

Biomaterials in blood contact applications

B. Ratner

Preclinical evidence on DES performance

A. Finn

Clinical evidence on DES performance

T. Palmerini

Case presentation

J. Diaz Fernandez

Session evaluation and key learnings

R. Virmani

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