Emerging embolic agents in endovascular embolization: An overview

Courtney Y. Wang, Jingjie Hu, Rahul A. Sheth, Rahmi Oklu

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Endovasular embolization treats diseased and malfunctioned vasculature through a minimally invasive approach that significantly benefits patients. Advances in engineering and materials science have contributed to novel generations of embolic materials that addresses challenges existed in clinically used agents. In this review, we discuss the clinically available embolic agents, their formulations and applications. Additionally, we examine materials in development for embolization, and emphasize the challenges during the process of transitioning from basic science to translational applications in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012003
JournalProgress in Biomedical Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Embolic agents
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Transcatheter delivery
  • Translational applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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