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Drug-eluting coronary-artery stents

by jmiller on February 20, 2013

This review (NEJM, Jan 17) provides an overview of currently available devices, summarizes evidence from randomized trials, and outlines clinical indications for use.  This is a great article for the cardiologist as well as the non-cardiologist because it delves into the vascular biology; efficacy and safety of drug-eluting stents; indications for use of drug-eluting stents; antiplatelet therapy; cost effectiveness and open issues and future directions.  Click here to read full text.