Long-term clinical outcomes after bioabsorbable polymer- and durable polymer-based sirolimus-eluting stents implantation: two-year follow-up results from a large single-center database.

@article{Liu2009LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcomes after bioabsorbable polymer- and durable polymer-based sirolimus-eluting stents implantation: two-year follow-up results from a large single-center database.},
  author={Hai-bo Liu and Bo Xu and Yue-Jin Yang and Yang Wang and Xue-wen Qin and Min Li Yao and Yong-jian Wu and Jin-Qing Yuan and Jue Chen and Shijie You and Jun Dai and Wei-hua Ma and Jian-Jun Li and Shu-bin Qiao and Jun Chen and Wei Li and Run-lin Gao},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={681-6}
}
BACKGROUND Several clinical trials have shown that sirolimus-eluting stents significantly reduce the risk of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The FIREBIRD stent (coated with durable polymer) and the EXCEL stent (coated with bioabsorbable polymer) are two different types of sirolimus-eluting stents made in China; both have been approved for clinical use in China by the State Food and Drug Administration. The mid-term (6-month) angiographic and clinical results of both… CONTINUE READING