Drug-Eluting Stents Confirmed Safe, Effective for Long-term Use, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Hospital) Study  
8/18/2010 9:23:08 AM

EurekAlert! -- Researchers at the Rabin Medical Center in Israel have determined that the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) improves the long-term clinical outcome for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty. Results of this study appear in the September issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.