Drug-Eluting vs Bare-Metal Stents in Primary Angioplasty: A Pooled Patient-Level Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Study Questions:

What is the long-term safety and effectiveness of drug-eluting stents (DES) compared with bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)?