Results of the BMS Poll
This collection has begun to offer a monthly online survey on the Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection page (you can find in on the right-hand side) and on social media. Below are the results from the most recent poll:
The relative perceptions and use of bare-metal versus current-generation drug-eluting stents are topics that continue to receive attention. To amplify the relevance of these topics, note the presentation from the just-completed European Society of Cardiology Congress, "Drug-Eluting or Bare-Metal Stents for Coronary Artery Disease," that summarized a registry comparison of BMS versus DES that showed less restenosis but otherwise similar outcomes for the two types of stents. (Bønaa KH, Mannsverk J, Wiseth R, et al. Drug-Eluting or Bare-Metal Stents for Coronary Artery Disease. N Engl J Med 2016;375:1242-52). Dr. Eric R. Bates, MD, FACC, provided an editorial commentary (Bates ER. Balancing the Evidence Base on Coronary Stents. N Engl J Med 2016;375:1286-88).
To further expand this topic, a debate will soon be featured on this collection: "There Are no Current Indications to Use a Bare-Metal Stent." Dr. Antonio Colombo, MD, FACC, takes the "pro" side, and Dr. Eric R. Bates, MD, FACC, takes the "con" side. These "position papers" should help visitors to the site better appreciate the current issues on this topic. Thanks to you who commented on the poll. Please stay tuned for future polls as we seek to elicit the pulse of Interventionalists.
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