Functional result following direct coronary artery stenting with drug eluting stents in chronic stable angina is similar to stenting after balloon predilatation.

BACKGROUND The safety and efficacy of direct coronary artery stenting without predilatation using drug eluting stents has not been firmly established. Concerns have been raised that this technique may be associated with increased risk of immediate and short term complications. METHODS 68 consecutive patients with chronic stable angina and angiographically… CONTINUE READING