Biodegradable Stents for Congenital Heart Disease

Tre R. Welch, Alan W. Nugent, Surendranath R. Veeram Reddy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The quest for an ideal biodegradable stent for both adult coronary and pediatric congenital heart disease applications continues. Over the past few years, a lot of progress has been made toward development of a dedicated pediatric biodegradable stent that can be used for congenital heart disease applications. At present, there are no biodegradable stents available for use in congenital heart disease. In this article, the authors review the different biodegradable materials and their limitations and provide an overview of the current biodegradable stents being evaluated for congenital heart disease applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-94
Number of pages14
JournalInterventional Cardiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • Biocorrodible metals
  • Biodegradable stents
  • Bioresorbable polymers
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pediatric stents
  • Poly-L-lactic-acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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