• year
  • About a year after the stents were placed, there were no significant differences between groups in the risks of death, stent thrombosis, or heart attack recurrence. (lww.com)
  • risk
  • Additionally, drug-eluting stents don't increase the risk of death, and they're more likely to prevent narrowing of the arteries than bare-metal stents. (lww.com)
  • rate
  • Walking distance trended to be greater and re-intervention rate trended to be lower in the stent group, while not reaching statistical significance. (angiologist.com)
  • strong
  • The results, write the authors, "provide strong evidence of the beneficial effects" of drug-eluting stents compared with bare-metal stents. (lww.com)
  • analysis
  • Drug-eluting stents work as well as bare-metal stents at keeping blocked arteries open, according to a meta-analysis in the April 23 Archives of Internal Medicine . (lww.com)