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Drug-Eluting Stents: A Review of the Current Literature

Laroia, Sandeep T. MBBS, MD; Laroia, Archana T. MBBS, MD

doi: 10.1097/01.crd.0000090893.66550.9d
Original Articles

Coronary interventions have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Stents, which were used initially for the complications arising from coronary angiography gradually, came to occupy a more prominent role in coronary interventions. However, restenosis remained a limiting factor from a therapeutic point of view. Recent development of drug-eluting stents is a step toward overcoming this problem. This development has elicited a great interest in both physician as well as patient communities. We have reviewed the available medical evidence regarding drug-eluting stents.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, North Dakota.

Reprints: Sandeep T. Laroia, MBBS, MD, 1810 Rose Creek Drive, Fargo, ND 58104. E-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.