Hypersensitivity Reactions Associated with Endovascular Devices
MedSun: Newsletter #28, September 2008
By: Honari, G; Ellis, SG; Wilkoff, BL; et al
Allergic reactions to endoprostheses are uncommon and reported in association with orthopaedic, dental, endovascular and other implanted devices. Hypersensitivity reactions to the biomaterials used in endovascular prostheses are among the infrequent reactions that may lead to local or systemic complications following cardiovascular therapeutic interventions. This article reviews potential immunotoxic effects of commonly used biomaterials. Reports of putative hypersensitivity reactions to endovascular devices, including coronary stents, perforated foramen occluders, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators are also reviewed.
Hypersensitivity Reactions Associated with Endovascular Devices. By: Honari, G; Ellis, SG; Wilkoff, BL; et al. PubMed. July 2008.