Exercise stress test results in patients with bare metal stents or drug-eluting stents: pathophysiological and clinical implications.


BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents (DES) have reduced restenosis following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but they seem to be associated with increased coronary endothelial dysfunction compared to bare metal stents (BMS). No data are available about the prognostic value of exercise stress test (EST) in PCI patients in the DES era. METHODS AND… (More)