Drug-Eluting Stents are Preferred Therapy for Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusions, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Study
2/9/2011 9:58:33 AM
EurekAlert! -- A systematic review of medical evidence has determined drug-eluting stents (DES) outperform bare metal stents (BMS) for revascularization of chronic total occlusions. Researchers found coated stents reduce restenosis and target revascularization, offering a safe approach with similar adverse events as BMS. Full findings are available in the February issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
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