Comparison of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents for stable coronary artery disease.

  title={Comparison of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents for stable coronary artery disease.},
  author={Brian M Horst and Charanjit S. Rihal and David R. Holmes and John F. Bresnahan and Abhiram Prasad and Gerald T Gau and Ryan J Lennon and Amir Lerman},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  volume={2 4},
OBJECTIVES The current study was designed to determine whether drug-eluting stents (DES) are superior to bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients with stable angina. BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention has been shown to decrease symptoms of angina; its use for stable angina has not been shown to reduce myocardial infarction or mortality. METHODS We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of prospective data comparing the use of BMS versus DES in patients who met criteria… CONTINUE READING
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