Mechanics of Deformation-Induced Degradation of Poly(L-Lactic Acid) Endovascular Stents Conference Paper uri icon


  • Fully biodegradable polymeric stents are thought to be the third revolution in minimally invasive cardiology. After the breakthrough development of percutaneous balloon angioplasty and the dawn of the drug eluting stents era, increasing interest is being brought to the concept of temporary implants that fulfill the mission and step away.

author list (cited authors)

  • Soares, J. S., Moore, J. E., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • June 2009