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The Authors’ reply We thank Chen et al 1 for their feedback on our paper2 and we fully agree with most of their comments. Instent restenosis continues to be a problem even though the risk has been massively reduced by drug coating of stents.3 A significant proportion of patients had contraindications for drug-eluting stents (DES).
Regarding the short-term and long-term follow-up data available for the PACCOCATH trial, we generally …
Contributors RB: drafted the first draft of the reply letter. AI, GMF, AJL, GK, AT and PM: critical revision for its intellectual content.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.