Appropriate use of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds in percutaneous coronary interventions: a recommendation from experienced users

@inproceedings{Everaert2015AppropriateUO,
  title={Appropriate use of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds in percutaneous coronary interventions: a recommendation from experienced users},
  author={Bert R C Everaert and Cordula M Felix and Jacques J. Koolen and Peter den Heijer and Jos{\'e} Paulo Sim{\~a}o Henriques and Joanna J. Wykrzykowska and Ren{\'e} J. van der Schaaf and Bart Jgl de Smet and Sjoerd H. Hofma and Roberto Diletti and Nicolas Mda Van Mieghem and Evelyn Regar and Peter C. Smits and Robert Jan van Geuns},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2015}
}
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have become a reliable revascularisation option to treat ischaemic coronary artery disease. Drug-eluting stents (DES) are widely used as first choice devices in many procedures due to their established good medium to long term outcomes. These permanent implants, however, do not have any residual function after vascular healing following the PCI. Beyond this initial healing period, metallic stents may induce new problems, resulting in an average rate of… CONTINUE READING
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