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Journal of interventional cardiology

New-generation drug-eluting stents: focus on Xience V® everolimus-eluting stent and Resolute® zotarolimus-eluting stent.


PMID 23607275

Abstract

Compared to bare metal stent angioplasty, first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have markedly reduced the incidence of in-stent restenosis. However, given the increased concerns over late and very late stent thrombosis, newer-generation DES were developed. To date, these DES have virtually replaced the use of first-generation DES worldwide. In this review article, we carefully consider the pre-clinical and clinical trials that have been performed with currently available, european conformity-marked and Food and Drug Administration-approved new-generation Resolute(®) and Xience V(®) DES.

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