Drug-eluting stents in ACS

Eric L. Wallace, Matthew E. Wiisanen, Khaled M. Ziada

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Significant clinical benefit has been demonstrated in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with optimal medical therapy as part of an early invasive strategy. Bare-metal stents (BMS) have been shown to improve clinical outcomes compared with balloon angioplasty, but are also associated with restenosis and the need for repeat revascularization. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have subsequently been developed to reduce the occurrence of restenosis; however, there is debate about their true efficacy and long-term safety. In this review, clinical trials investigating outcomes with DES compared with BMS are discussed in the setting of ACS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalAcute Coronary Syndromes
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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