Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Stephen D. Pacetti, Joseph W. Franses, John J. Stankus, Hugh Q. Zhao, Tarek Shazly, Alexander Nikanorov, Lewis B. Schwartz, Abraham R. Tzafriri, Elazer R. Edelman. Mechanisms of Tissue Uptake and Retention in Zotarolimus-Coated Balloon Therapy
Summary:Drug-coated balloons are increasingly used for peripheral vascular disease, and, yet, mechanisms of tissue uptake and retention remain poorly characterized. Most systems to date have used paclitaxel, touting its propensity to associate with various excipients that can optimize its transfer and retention. We examined zotarolimus pharmacokinetics.