Long-Term Safety of Drug-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stents: Evidence From a Comprehensive Network Meta-Analysis.

@article{Palmerini2015LongTermSO,
  title={Long-Term Safety of Drug-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stents: Evidence From a Comprehensive Network Meta-Analysis.},
  author={Tullio Palmerini and Umberto de Benedetto and Giuseppe G. L. Biondi-Zoccai and Diego Della Riva and Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani and P. C. Smits and Georgios J. Vlachojannis and Lisette Okkels Jensen and Evald H\oj Christiansen and Kl{\'a}ra Berencsi and Marco Valgimigli and Carlotta Orlandi and Mario Petrou and Claudio Rapezzi and Gregg Whitney Stone},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={65 23},
  pages={2496-507}
}
BACKGROUND Previous meta-analyses have investigated the relative safety and efficacy profiles of different types of drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS); however, most prior trials in these meta-analyses reported follow-up to only 1 year, and as such, the relative long-term safety and efficacy of these devices are unknown. Many recent studies have now reported extended follow-up data. OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the long-term safety and efficacy of durable… CONTINUE READING