Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:17

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 19th November 2018

Efficacy and Safety of Drug-Eluting Stents Optimized for Biocompatibility vs Bare-Metal Stents With a Single Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Meta-analysis

JAMA Cardiology

This review of 3 RCTs (n=3943) comparing bare-metal stents (BMSs) to drug-eluting stents (DESs) with shortened duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (one month only) found DES were associated with lower risk of major adverse cardiac events and other adverse outcomes.

 

 

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