Safety and efficacy of biodegradable vs. durable polymer drug-eluting stents: evidence from a meta-analysis of randomised trials

Antonino Buffon, Felicita Andreotti, Ep Navarese, J Kubica, F Castriota, Cm Gibson, G De Luca, L Bolognese, M Margheri, C Di Mario, S. De Servi

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Abstract

Drug-eluting stents (DES) are a major advance in interventional cardiology; however concerns have been raised regarding their long-term safety due to the permanent nature of the polymer. New generation stents with biodegradable polymers (BDS) have recently been developed. The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the safety and efficacy profile of BDS vs. durable polymer DES.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-994
Number of pages10
JournalEuroIntervention
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Absorbable Implants
  • Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Humans
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Thrombosis

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