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Is there any place for oral anti-restenotic treatment in the era of drug eluting stents?
  1. A H Gershlick
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Anthony H Gershlick
    University of Leicester School of Medicine, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK;


Are drug eluting stents destined to become the standard of care for all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, or are alternative therapeutic approaches preferable under certain circumstances?

  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • DES, drug eluting stents
  • MACE, major adverse cardiac events
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • TLR, target lesion revascularisation
  • TVR, target vessel revascularisation
  • drug eluting stents
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • rapamycin

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