[Stents: new studies--new trends].

Abstract

The increasing frequency of stent implantation into coronary arteries is based mainly on assumptions. One of these assumptions is that stents may prevent restenosis. Stents can prevent restenosis as has been shown in two randomized studies (Stress I and Benestent I), but only in large (> 3.0 mm) vessels with short denovo lesions. Despite the very tight… (More)

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