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"In the largest randomized stent trial conducted to date, second-generation drug-eluting stents and contemporary bare-metal stents were associated with similar rates of death and MI, according to findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. However, those assigned DES were less likely to have stent thrombosis or require repeat revascularization, according to the researchers,", www.healio.com
"Millions of patients each year undergoing PCI are implanted with drug-eluting or bare-metal stents. Comparisons between the types of stents have been limited, although a recent randomized study in Norway showed similar outcomes between the two categories.", www.cardiovascularbusiness.com
"Rome, Italy 30 August 2016: New generation drug eluting stents (new DES) did not outshine contemporary bare metal stents (BMS) as they were expected to, in a surprise finding of the largest randomized stent trial to date. The Norwegian Coronary Stent", www.sciencecodex.com
"Rome, Italy - 30 August 2016: Drug-eluting stents had a clear advantage over bare metal stents in patients undergoing revascularisation of saphenous (leg) vein grafts, results of the BASKET-SAVAGE trial show. 'This is currently the largest trial", www.sciencecodex.com