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Drug-eluting versus bare metal stents on risk of acute myocardial infarction
Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 3
R. Moreno, C. Fernandez, L. Calvo, A. Sanchez-Recalde, G. Galeote, R. Sanchez-Aquino, F. Alfonso, C. Macaya and J.L. Lopez-Sendon, (2007), “Meta-analysis comparing the effect of drug-eluting versus bare metal stents on risk of acute myocardial infarction during follow-up”
American Journal of CardiologyVol. 99 No. 5pp. 621-5
This review concluded that, compared with bare metal stents, the use of drug-eluting stents was associated with a significant decrease in angiographic restenosis, resulting in a decrease in subsequent revascularisations and incidences of myocardial infarction during the 12 months follow-up after stent implantation. In view of the limited reporting of review methods, the conclusion should be interpreted with caution.