Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffold: A Revolution in Coronary Intervention

M Ullah, AKMM Islam, AAS Majumer

Since the advent of percutaneous coronary angioplasty in 1977, immense experiment has been done to
improve the outcome of the patients with coronary artery disease. Lot of trials have been done with
angioplasty, bare metal stents, drug eluting stents, drug eluting balloons and other devices. Bioabsorbable
vascular stents are relatively newcomers in this field with a lot of hope. We tried to update the latest status
of Bioabsorbable vascular stents in this review, specially the short and midterm safety and efficacy and
some of their limitations.