The bioresorbable magnesium scaffold (Magmaris)-State of the art: From basic concept to clinical application

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Nov;100(6):1051-1058. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30435. Epub 2022 Oct 13.


Since its introduction to clinical practice, coronary artery stent implantation has become a crucial part of the therapy of coronary artery disease (CAD). Despite the undeniable evolution of percutaneous coronary revascularization procedures, drug-eluting stent (DES) technology shows some limitations. To overcome these limitations bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS) were designed as a vessel-supporting technology allowing for anatomical and functional restoration of the vessel after the scaffold intended resorption. Various materials have been proposed as the basis of the scaffold backbone. In this narrative review, we present second-generation magnesium-alloy bioresorbable scaffold devices (Magmaris; Biotronik). Additionally, we discuss available preclinical and clinical data regarding this new magnesium BRS.

Keywords: Magmaris; bioresorbable materials; bioresorbable vascular scaffolds; coronary artery diseases; magnesium scaffold; percutaneous coronary interventions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorbable Implants
  • Coronary Artery Disease* / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Artery Disease* / therapy
  • Drug-Eluting Stents*
  • Humans
  • Magnesium
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention* / adverse effects
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Magnesium