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Medical News & Perspectives
May 16, 2007

New Drug-Eluting Stents Under Study

JAMA. 2007;297(19):2064-2067. doi:10.1001/jama.297.19.2064

NEW ORLEANS—The first generation of drug-eluting stents has come under fire in recent months for inappropriate use in some patients with stable coronary artery disease and for possibly promoting late-event thrombosis. But stents remain essential tools for cardiologists treating patients with a variety of coronary problems, and researchers and manufacturers continue to design and test new versions, with the aim of improving outcomes while diminishing adverse events.