Drug-eluting coronary stents

Amar M. Salam, Jassim Al Suwaidi, David R. Holmes

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Abstract

The introduction and widespread use of coronary stents have been the most important advancement in the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease since the introduction of balloon angioplasty. Coronary artery stents reduce the rate of angiographic and clinical restenosis compared to balloon angioplasty. This angiographic restenosis was further reduced with the introduction of drug-eluting stents and hence further reduction in the frequency of major adverse cardiac events. Herein we present a comprehensive and up-to-date review about the use of drug-eluting stents in the treatment of coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-119
Number of pages112
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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