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Local delivery of steroids before coronary stent implantation Bernhard Reimers and Antonio Colombo
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In this chapter we present a clinical pilot study on local drug delivery of steroids before stent treatment of coronary arteries. This study was performed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of intrawall delivery of long acting methylprednisolone before stent implantation and to test the efficacy of this treatment in reducing intimal hyperplasia in lesions at high risk for restenosis.