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Table 2 Comparison of BRS with other angioplasty techniques/ devices (Iqbal et al. 2014)

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

  POBA BMS DES BRS
Acute occlusion + + +
Acute recoil + + +
Acute thrombosis
Sub-acute thrombosis ±
Late thrombosis + ±
Very late thrombosis + ± −/ ± +/?
Neointimal hyperplasia + +
Constrictive remodelling + + +
Adaptive (expansive) remodelling + +
Restoration of vasomotion + +
Late luminal enlargement + +
  1. [POBA - plain old balloon angioplasty; BMS - bare metal stent; DES - drug eluting stent; BRS - bioresorbable scaffold; + − positive/beneficial; − - negative/ no effect; ± − neutral or uncertain effect;? - lack of definitive evidence] No with direct comparison study of four techniques therefore, the table is compiled based on non-comparative data (Iqbal et al. 2014)]