Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells

  • US 6,599,928 B2
  • Filed: 07/20/2001
  • Issued: 07/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for maintaining vessel luminal area, comprising inserting into a mammalian vessel an intravascular stent comprising a cytostatic agent that does not exhibit substantial cytotoxicity in an amount which allows for vascular repair and extracellular matrix production and reduces stenosis or restenosis upon placement of the stent.

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