CORONARY INTERVENTION IN 2015: Improvement of long-term outcomes after PCI

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Third-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have emerged as first-line devices for percutaneous coronary intervention, even in patients with high bleeding risk. Studies published in 2015 report that bioabsorbable vascular scaffolds are equally effective and safe as DES in low-risk populations and, with the addition of extended dual antiplatelet therapy, might improve long-term outcomes.

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