Efficacy of Xience/Promus Versus Cypher to Reduce Late Loss After Stenting - EXCELLENT (EES vs. SES)


Although second-generation stents such as everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are routinely used, very few randomized data exist that directly compare EES to first-generation stents such as sirolimus-eluting stents (SES). The EXCELLENT trial sought to compare outcomes after EES and SES implantation in a real-world population of patients presenting with coronary artery disease (CAD).