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Why don't we return to bare metal stents?

EuroInterv.2008;4:36-41.

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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