Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors have been applied to vascular coronary devices to avoid neointimal growth and have become the predominant pharmacological agents used to prevent restenosis. mTOR inhibitors can affect not only proliferating vascular smooth muscle cells but also endothelial cells and therefore can result in delayed healing of the vessel including endothelialization. Emerging evidence suggests accelerated atherosclerosis due to the downstream negative effects on endothelial barrier functional recovery. The development of neoatherosclerosis within the neointima of drug-eluting stents can result in late thrombotic events. This type of problematic healing response may open the way for specific mTOR kinase inhibitors, such as ATP-competitive mTOR inhibitors. These inhibitors demonstrate a better healing profile than traditional limus-based drug-eluting stent and their clinical efficacy remains unknown.