Comparison of diamond-like carbon-coated stents versus uncoated stainless steel stents in coronary artery disease

Flavio Airoldi, Antonio Colombo, Davide Tavano, Goran Stankovic, Silvio Klugmann, Vito Paolillo, Erminio Bonizzoni, Carlo Briguori, Mauro Carlino, Matteo Montorfano, Francesco Liistro, Alfredo Castelli, Angela Ferrari, Fabio Sgura, Carlo Di Mario

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Abstract

Stainless steel (SS) and carbon-coated (CC) stents were randomly compared in 347 patients (520 lesions). No differences were observed in in-hospital major adverse cardiac events: 2.8% in the CC group and 4.5% in the SS group (p = 0.286). The 6-month follow-up showed similar rates of binary restenosis (31.8% in the CC group vs 35.9% in the SS group; p = 0.448) and of cumulative major adverse cardiac events (30.5% in the CC group vs 32.7% in the SS group; p = 0.675). In unselected patients and lesions, carbon coating does not provide significant improvements over SS stents with the same design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-477
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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