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Coiled stents perform as well as tubes:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Restenosis following implant of coil-type stents is no higher than for the less flexible slotted-tube type, even in tortuous blood vessels and unstable angina, according to data presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Stockholm. According to Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Cordis, the European Antiplatelet Stent Investigation measured a six-month restenosis rate of 17.3% for its Cross Flex stents and a low (16%) rate of adverse events at one year.

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