Stent thrombosis with biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents versus durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents: an update meta-analysis.

@article{Zhu2015StentTW,
  title={Stent thrombosis with biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents versus durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents: an update meta-analysis.},
  author={Lin Zhu and Yi Ning Lv and Li Wang},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={96-105}
}
OBJECTIVE Durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (DP-SES) are associated with a low risk of stent thrombosis; biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) were designed to reduce these risks. However, their benefits are still variable. METHOD We undertook a meta-analysis of randomized trials identified by systematic searches of Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Database. RESULTS Eleven studies (9,676 patients) with a mean follow-up of 22.6 months were included. Overall, compared… CONTINUE READING