FULLY BIORESORBABLE SCAFFOLDS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
This KCE has read for you was prepared by Lorena San Miguel, Nadia Benahmed
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stents is the most common procedure to restore blood flow in the management of obstructive coronary artery disease. Recently, Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds/stents, made from a naturally resorbable material, have been presented as an alternative to other PCI techniques.
- According to a systematic review published by Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment in March 2015, the available evidence is currently insufficient to show that Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds/stents are at least as effective and safer than drug eluting stents in coronary artery disease. The authors recommend to re-assess the evidence in 2018, when results from some of the ongoing trials are expected to become available.
published on 18-02-2016