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FULLY BIORESORBABLE SCAFFOLDS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

This KCE has read for you was prepared by Lorena San Miguel, Nadia Benahmed

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KEY MESSAGES

  • 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