Drug-Eluting or Bare-Metal Stents for Coronary Artery Disease - The New England Journal of Medicine - 2016

Brief Summary:

In patients with stable or unstable CAD undergoing PCI, contemporary second-generation DES are not superior to contemporary BMS in regards to a primary endpoint of all-cause mortality or nonfatal MI at 6 years. DES was associated with a 3% absolute reduction in any repeat revascularization as well as a 0.4% absolute reduction in stent thrombosis over this period.