Drug-eluting stents in the real world: how intravascular ultrasound can improve clinical outcome.

@article{Moses2008DrugelutingSI,
  title={Drug-eluting stents in the real world: how intravascular ultrasound can improve clinical outcome.},
  author={Jeffrey W. Moses and George D Dangas and Roxana Mehran and Gary S. Mintz},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 9 Suppl},
  pages={24J-8J}
}
Although the benefits of drug-eluting stents for the treatment of native coronary lesions in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions have been demonstrated in multiple clinical trials, there remains concern about the risk of late stent thrombosis. The MATRIX registry, a prospective study designed to reflect clinical conditions, has enrolled a varied population of complex patients who have received the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) and long-term dual antiplatelet therapy… CONTINUE READING