Risk of heart failure following drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with non –ST-elevation myocardial infarction

The association between implanted stent types and heart failure in patients with non –ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) remains unknown. The current study aimed to investigate whether the implantation of a newer-generation drug-eluting stent (NG-DES) compared with that of a bare-metal stent (BMS) in patients with NSTEMI who receive an undefined duration of dual antiplate let therapy (DAPT) reduces the risk of hospitalization for heart failure (HHF).
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Medical Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
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Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Military Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
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Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
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