Everolimus-eluting stents in interventional cardiology

  title={Everolimus-eluting stents in interventional cardiology},
  author={Jacob Cross Townsend and Phillip Rideout and Daniel H. Steinberg},
  booktitle={Vascular health and risk management},
Bare metal stents have a proven safety record, but limited long-term efficacy due to in-stent restenosis. First-generation drug-eluting stents successfully countered the restenosis rate, but were hampered by concerns about their long-term safety. Second generation drug-eluting stents have combined the low restenosis rate of the first generation with improved long-term safety. We review the evolution of drug-eluting stents with a focus on the safety, efficacy, and unique characteristics of… CONTINUE READING