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New Generation Drug-eluting Stent More Effective Than Bare-Metal Stent in Patients with Acute Heat Attacks

The JAMA Report

Time is crucial after an acute heart attack. Many patients undergo a primary percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI to open blocked coronary arteries. Cardiologists do this by implanting a stent made of metallic mesh in the involved artery. Some of these stents can also release medication. A new study examined whether the next-generation drug-eluting stent is more effective than a bare-metal stent. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.