Review: Drug-eluting stents are more effective than bare-metal stents for reducing acute MI at 6 to 12 months after implantation: COMMENTARY

Massel, David; Kumar, Sridhar
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on a study, conducted by R. Moreno and colleagues, which compares the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents (DESs) and bare-metal stents (BMSs) for reducing risk for acute myocardial infarction (MI) in patients undergoing stent implantation. They view that restenosis risk should be curtailed by DESs. However, they opine that in late stent thrombosis DESs seems to present a higher risk which can be reduced by prolonged use of aspirin and clopidogrel.


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