Modelling drug-eluting stents

Sean McGinty, Sean Mckee, Roger Wadsworth, Christopher McCormick

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In this study, we consider a family of mathematical models to describe the elution of drug from polymer-coated stents into the arterial wall. Our models include the polymer layer, the media, the adventitia, a possible topcoat polymer layer and atherosclerotic plaque. We investigate the relative importance of transmural convection, diffusion and drug-dependent parameters in drug delivery and deposition. Furthermore, we investigate how the release rate from the stent can be altered and examine the resulting effect on cellular drug concentrations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages30
JournalMathematical Medicine and Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2010


  • drug-eluting stents
  • Laplace transforms
  • sensitivity analysis


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