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Table 1 Stent evolution

From: Experimental and computational studies of poly-L-lactic acid for cardiovascular applications: recent progress

1st Generation (1977) •Balloon Angioplasty
2nd Generation (1980's) •Bare metal stents
3rd Generation (2002) •Drug-eluting stents (permanent)
4th Generation (2016) •Drug-eluting stents (bioresorbable)