A review of bioresorbable scaffolds: Hype or hope?

Huay Cheem Tan, Rajiv Ananthakrishna

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In the field of percutaneous coronary intervention, the evolution of coronary metal stents has been well established for the past three decades, but research on bioresorbable scaffolds has only gained momentum in the recent past. Although second-generation drug-eluting metal stents are the gold standard for the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease, a few drawbacks exist. The development of bioresorbable scaffolds is an attempt to overcome the limitations of metal stents. This review highlights the rationale for the bioresorbable scaffold, its properties and potential applications. It also focuses on the current evidence and concerns regarding the application of the bioresorbable scaffold in day-to-day practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioresorbable scaffold
  • Coronary artery disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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