A New Drug And Delivery Platform As An Alternative To Stent Placement Surgery
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Bowen Wang is a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University,  The Ohio State University | OSU · Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

                       

A New Drug And Delivery Platform As An Alternative To Stent Placement Surgery

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one reason for mortality and morbidity in the US, particularly given the ever-increasing prevalence of metabolic syndromes like diabetes and obesity. When a vasculature is occluded or stenotic, insufficient blood supply will lead to ischemia, followed by grave consequences like a heart attack or stroke. To restore the patency of the clogged vasculature, vascular surgeons and cardiologists have long been resorting to surgical intervention strategies such as open bypass surgeries and endovascular procedures. In recent...

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