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Why don't we return to bare metal stents?


Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Bare metal stents have some advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is that these devices show vascular healing after 4-6 months with re-endothelialisation at almost 100%1

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