The Official Journal of EuroPCR and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI)

Foreword

An introduction to "A critical appraisal of the safety concerns tempering the success of drug-eluting stents"

EuroIntervention Supplement (2008) Vol. 4 (Supplement C) C5-C6.

1. Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 3. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzer
Following in the memorable tradition of the previous EuroIntervention supplements on percutaneous valve replacement and cell therapy, it is a great pleasure to introduce this third EuroIntervention special edition entitled “A critical appraisal of the safety concerns tempering the success of drug-eluting stents”. This supplement is completely dedicated to current and future perspectives of stent thrombosis including: pathophysiology, imaging techniques, a critical appraisal of the ARC definitions, commentaries on currently available registry data, solutions for decreasing the rates of stent thrombosis and a critical comment on the cost-effectiveness of drug eluting stents (DES).

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