Drug-coated stents not as risky as thought, doctors say

11/11/2007 | NYTimes.com

Some doctors now prefer to use drug-coated stents over other treatment options for diseased coronary arteries, thanks to recent studies proving the devices' effectiveness, particularly among patients with severe heart conditions. Last year, many specialists refrained from using drug-coated stents after clinical trials showed increased risk of fatal blood clotting. However, a recent study of 17,000 stent recipients reported a 9.4% death rate among drug-coated stent patients, compared with 11.9% of those who got bare-metal stents.

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