Outcomes of Second Revascularization Procedures after Stent Implantation

  title={Outcomes of Second Revascularization Procedures after Stent Implantation},
  author={Richard P. Konstance and Eric L. Eisenstein and Kevin J. Anstrom and Linda K. Shaw and Robert M. Califf and Robert A. Harrington and David Bruce Matchar and Kevin A. Schulman and David F. Kong},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
Drug-eluting stents (DES) reduce subsequent revascularization procedures. Although randomized trials have compared DES to brachytherapy and balloon angioplasty (PTCA) for in-stent restenosis, few long-term comparisons have been made to bare metal stents (BMS) or bypass surgery (CABG), particularly following second procedures. We sought to assess the… CONTINUE READING