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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drug-Eluting Stents for In-Stent Restenosis

A new study has just shown that both Taxus stents and Cypher stents are efficacious and safe for the treatment of restenosis of a drug-eluting stents (DES).

The rate of recurrent intervention (a third procedure) was ~ 15%.

The rate of MI, death or need for a recurrent procedure was ~ 20%.

This information continues to add to the ever growing body of evidence for the benefit and indication for drug eluting stenting.


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