Drug-eluting coronary stents - focus on improved patient outcomes Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.2147/PROM.S24796 PMID: 22915977 Web of Science: 000213887200015

Cited authors

  • Jaffery, Zehra; Prasad, Amit; Lee, John H.; White, Christopher J.


  • The development of stent has been a major advance in the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease since the introduction of balloon angioplasty. Subsequently, neointimal hyperplasia within the stent leading to in-stent restenosis emerged as a major obstacle in long-term success of percutaneous coronary intervention. Recent introduction of drug-eluting stents is a major breakthrough to tackle this problem. This review article summarizes stent technology, reviews progress of drug-eluting stents and discusses quality of life, patient satisfaction, and acceptability of percutaneous coronary intervention.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1179-271X

Start page

  • 161

End page

  • 174


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