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Drug-eluting or bare-metal stents in large coronary arteries.
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PMID:  21428783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: Kaiser et al. (Dec. 9 issue)(1) shed important light on the issue of the safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents in large coronary arteries. The characteristics of the patients and their lesions were very well matched between the groups, as disclosed in detail in the article. However, it is not clear whether there was any significant between-group difference in the mean reference-vessel diameter or post-procedural luminal diameter, since intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) and quantitative angiography were not used in the study. These measurements are important predictors of restenosis, both with the use of bare-metal stents and drug-eluting stents. . . .
Cemil Izgi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  364     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1178-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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