Patterns and outcomes of drug-eluting coronary stent use in clinical practice.

@article{Rao2006PatternsAO,
  title={Patterns and outcomes of drug-eluting coronary stent use in clinical practice.},
  author={Sunil V. Rao and Richard E. Shaw and Ralph G. Brindis and Lloyd W Klein and William Weintraub and Ronald J. Krone and Eric D. Peterson},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={152 2},
  pages={321-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine patterns and outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DES) use in clinical practice. BACKGROUND DES are technology associated with superior outcomes. The initial limited availability and high cost of DES had the potential to influence their use. METHODS Data from the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry were examined to describe the patterns of DES use in 408,033 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures at 383 sites. Predictors of… CONTINUE READING

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