Are the drug eluting stents really better than bare metal stents ?
A million dolor question ? , No . . . a billion dolor question
A study which answered most convincingly with a huge data base published in LANCET 2007.
- 38 trials , Metaanalysis
- 18 023 patients with
- 4 year follow-up of up to 4 years.
- No mortality difference from bare metal stent vs DES
But unfortunately there is no takers for this study . The usage of DES continue to surge ahead .
The problem facing the medical science in the current era
It takes years of research to get into the truth and still longer time for us to accept it ! Ironically falsehoods have immediate patronage and there is no incubation period !