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Serial assessment of tissue growth inside and outside the stent after implantation of drug-eluting stent in clinical trials. - Does delayed neointimal growth exist?


1. Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; 2. Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology, São Paulo, Brazil

Drug-eluting stents (DES) dramatically reduce neointimal growth at 6 or 9 months compared to bare metal stents (BMS).1-3 Although long term follow-up after DES implantation shows a s

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