We spoke to Dr Luca Testa (Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy) at C3 2019 about new bioabsorbable versus existing permanent polymer drug-eluting stents, their potential limitations and what he expects to see in the future for these new stents, and their impact on future practice.
Speaker’s Disclosures: Luca Testa has nothing to declare in relation to this video interview.
1. Does bioabsorbable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES) technology offer a clinical improvement over a polymer DES? (0:04)
2. Long-term data for these non-polymer approaches are still scarce – what do you expect to see in the coming years, and what impact on practice might non-polymer DES approaches have? (1:53)
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Filmed in partnership with C3 at the 2019 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 2019.
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