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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Byrne, RA; Kastrati, A 
Title:
Is there a preferable DES in diabetic patients? A critical appraisal of the evidence. 
Abstract:
Drug-eluting stent (DES) therapy reduces restenosis in patients with diabetes when compared with bare metal stent implantation. There are significant differences between commercially available DES platforms both in terms of design characteristics and clinical outcomes. Randomized active-comparator inter-DES trials powered for clinical endpoints are unlikely to be performed in patients with diabetes, however, direct comparison randomized trials utilizing surrogate endpoints support a superior ant...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
72 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
944-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1522-1946 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik