Drug eluting stents: an updated meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

@article{Roiron2006DrugES,
  title={Drug eluting stents: an updated meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.},
  author={C{\'e}cile Roiron and Pedro S{\'a}nchez and Anissa Bouzamondo and Phillipe Lechat and Gilles Montalescot},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={641-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To confirm the overall benefit of drug eluting stents (DES), to evaluate the effect of different DES, and to assess the global safety of DES compared with bare stents through a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. METHODS Randomised controlled trials comparing sirolimus and derivates or paclitaxel and derivates eluting stents versus bare stents. Binary restenosis and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were chosen as primary end points. Death, Q wave myocardial infarction… CONTINUE READING

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