Slow rehabilitation of drug-coated stents

Published: August, 2008

New research supports the safety of drug-coated stents, but they aren't for everyone.

It's been a tough time for drug-coated stents. After being hailed as a revolutionary new therapy, these tiny wire cages fell from grace, tarnished by reports that they are responsible for a small number of heart attacks and deaths a year or more after implantation.

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