Drug-eluting stents (DES) have gained widespread adoption being implanted in over 6 million patients worldwide demonstrating significant improvements in clinical efficacy combined with comparable safety to bare metal stents.
An investigational drug-eluting stent called Xience, coated with everolimus, led to significantly less late lumen loss after nine months than did the Taxus (paclitaxel-eluting) stent, said researchers here today. March 2007
An investigational bioabsorbable coronary artery stent, in its first human trials, showed acceptable safety, with efficacy better than bare-metal devices but well short of drug-eluting devices, Dutch researchers said here.
Martin Leon, M.D., a leading interventional cardiologist accused of leaking details of a major study weeks before its scheduled release, was barred today from taking part in next year's American College of Cardiology meeting.
Two Swiss meta-analyses have found an increased rate of myocardial infarction and death with the Cypher (sirolimus-eluting) coronary stent, which is likely to put a serious chill in interventional cardiology's infatuation with drug-coated devices