Purpose of Review: In this review, we discuss about the reasons behind the failure of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) device and about the challenges the future holds for the next generation of the bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) technology. Recent Findings: Absorb BVS was burdened by intrinsic structural limitations which resulted in augmented rates of device thrombosis and clinical adverse events compared to current-generation metallic stent. Nevertheless, new generation devices with novel design and materials are in development. Summary: Second generation BRS have enhanced mechanical strength, smaller footprints, less thrombogenicity and modified bioresorption. These features, paired with proper patient and lesion selection and optimal “user-friendly” implant techniques, could possibly overcome the previous BRS generation limitations, rekindling physicians, and industry interest on this promising technology.

Bioresorbable Scaffolds in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Facing Old Problems, Raising New Hopes

Boiago M.;Tarantini G.
2021

Abstract

Purpose of Review: In this review, we discuss about the reasons behind the failure of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) device and about the challenges the future holds for the next generation of the bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) technology. Recent Findings: Absorb BVS was burdened by intrinsic structural limitations which resulted in augmented rates of device thrombosis and clinical adverse events compared to current-generation metallic stent. Nevertheless, new generation devices with novel design and materials are in development. Summary: Second generation BRS have enhanced mechanical strength, smaller footprints, less thrombogenicity and modified bioresorption. These features, paired with proper patient and lesion selection and optimal “user-friendly” implant techniques, could possibly overcome the previous BRS generation limitations, rekindling physicians, and industry interest on this promising technology.
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