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Angiolillo DJ, Sabatá M, Alfonso F, Macaya C

"Candy wrapper" effect after drug-eluting stent implantation: déjà vu or stumbling over the same stone again?

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Mar;61(3):387-91, PMID: 14988901

Encouraging results have been obtained with drug-eluting stents (DESs) to prevent restenosis following PCI. However, DESs are not immune from restenosis and we describe a case of "candy wrapper" effect, commonly observed with intracoronary brachytherapy (IBT). In this article, we review the common drawbacks of DES and IBT and their prevention.


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