Drug-eluting stents: The beginning of the end of restenosis?

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ABSTRACTIn multiple clinical trials, patients who received drug-eluting stents instead of plain stents during percutaneous coronary interventions had rates of restenosis that were lower by roughly one half to three fourths, depending on how restenosis was defined and on the population studied. These stents will likely be used more and more as their indications evolve.


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