Immediate and long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main coronary artery disease: comparison with bare-metal stent implantation.

@article{Gao2008ImmediateAL,
  title={Immediate and long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main coronary artery disease: comparison with bare-metal stent implantation.},
  author={Run-lin Gao and Bo Xu and Ji-lin Chen and Yue-Jin Yang and Shu-bin Qiao and Jian-jun Li and Xue-wen Qin and Min Yao and Hai-bo Liu and Yi-zhe Wu and Jinqing Yuan and Jue Chen},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={
          553-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation for unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease remain to be established in different clinical settings. METHODS Elective DES implantation for unprotected LMCA stenosis was performed in 220 patients at the Fu Wai Hospital, China, from April 2003 to February 2006. Data derived from the latter group were compared with those derived from 224 patients treated with bare-metal stents (BMSs) before March 2003 in a… CONTINUE READING

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