Coronary stents: an appraisal of controlled clinical studies

Savoie I, Sheps S
Record ID 31998008145
Authors' objectives:

To assess whether there is clinical efficacy and effectiveness evidence to support the elective or emergent use of coronary stents. In particular, is there valid research evidence demonstrating that the adjunct use of stents in the elective management of de novo or restenotic coronary artery lesions improves health outcomes and is there valid research evidence demonstrating that stents are more effective than prolonged balloon angioplasty in the emergent management of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) complications or inadequate PTCA?

Authors' recomendations: The include studies reported no improvement in health outcomes resulting from the adjunct use of coronary stents in the elective treatment of coronary heart disease. The included studies also did not find stents to produce better health outcomes than prolonged balloon inflation in the emergent management of PTCA complications or failed PTCA.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Stents
  • Coronary Disease
Organisation Name: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: B. C. Office of Health Technology Assessment, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, S-184 Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., V6T 1Z3, Canada.
Copyright: BCOHTA, 1996
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