Clinical DIMENSIONUpdate on Drug-Eluting StentsSims, Jennifer M. MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRNAuthor Information Jennifer M. Sims, MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRN, is an adult nurse practitioner in Cardiology of Kentucky in Louisville, Ky. She has more than 25 years of critical care nursing experience and has worked as a nurse practitioner with cardiac and pulmonary patients. She is also a member of the editorial board of DCCN. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jennifer M. Sims, MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRN, Cardiology of Kentucky, 4003 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207 ([email protected]). Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: November 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p 237-240 doi: 10.1097/01.DCC.0000297397.58445.ec Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Coronary artery disease is the number 1 killer of Americans. There are many efforts underway to prevent and treat this life-threatening disease. One such treatment is the placement of drug-eluting stents. However, recent reports that show an increased risk of potentially life-threatening complications associated with drug-eluting stents have surfaced. This article provides a brief overview of research performed concerning the risks of drug-eluting stents. There has been controversy recently about the risks and benefits of drug-eluting stents to fight coronary artery disease. This article provides a review of the latest research on the use of these stents. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.