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Drug eluting stents don't reduce mortality in the long term compared with bare metal stents

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39099.483762.BE (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:248

Abstract

Research question What are the comparative long term death rates associated with bare metal and drug eluting stents in people with coronary heart disease?

Answer Drug eluting stents offer no long term survival advantage, and questions remain about their long term safety

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