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Percutaneous coronary interventions with an endothelial progenitor cell capture stent (EPC) for high risk patients with no option for drug eluting stents: long term clinical outcomes of a single centre registry

EuroIntervention 2011;6:826-830 published online ahead of print August 2010.

Paolo Scacciatella
Paolo Scacciatella1, MD; Emanuele Meliga2*, MD, PhD, FESC; Maurizio D’Amico1, MD; Gianluca Amato1, MD; Mauro Pennone1, MD; Federico Conrotto1, MD; Sebastiano Marra1, MD, FESC
1. Interventional Cardiology Department, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy; 2. Interventional Cardiology Unit, Ordine Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy

Aims: Drug eluting stents (DES) are currently considered the gold standard for reducing restenosis of coronary artery lesions. Owing to their effect on the healing process, DES use requires

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