Review: Drug-eluting stents for coronary artery disease do not reduce mortality more than bare-metal stents: COMMENTARY

Bates, Eric R.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p66
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study which compares the effectiveness of drug-eluting (DES) stents versus bare metal stents (BMS) in patients with coronary artery disease. He asserted that the meta-analysis by researchers used to support DES labeling has indicated no long-term increase in death of dual antiplatelet therapy. He adds that since there is no controlled clinical trial examining DES, no comparative data existed regarding risk for death with such alternative treatments.


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