Restenosis: A challenge for vascular surgeon

C. Setacci, P. Castelli, R. Chiesa, F. Grego, G. A. Simoni, A. Stella, G. Galzerano, P. Sirignano, G. De Donato, F. Setacci

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From the beginning of the cardiovascular surgery to the endovascular era restenosis represents the main problem of several spreading vascular disciplines. It can be considered as an excessive wound healing reaction of target vessel of revascularization procedures, that leads to a new narrowing of the vascular lumen. Restenosis still represents the main limiting factor of the long-term success of revascularization procedures. Prevention and strict follow-up are well established techniques in order to reduce restenosis rate and clinical impact of this condition. New drugs as cilostazol have been proven beneficial for patients with de novo lesions of peripheral arteries and cilostazol seems to avoid restenosis process in the majority of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-746
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Cardiovascular surgical procedures, peripheral vessels restenosis
  • Endovascular procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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