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Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in Coronary Artery Disease: Weighing the Evidence and Next StepsBioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS; and Rani K. Hasan, MD, MHS
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 5 April 2016.

From Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Jack L. Martin, MD, for input on a draft of the editorial.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0754.

Requests for Single Reprints: Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287; e-mail smart100@jhmi.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Martin and Hasan: Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(11):775-776. doi:10.7326/M16-0754
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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Zhang and colleagues report a meta-analysis that evaluates the effectiveness and safety of implantation of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) versus a current-generation, nonresorbable everolimus-eluting metallic stent in patients having percutaneous coronary intervention. The editorial notes that BVS is still in the early stages, and long-term postmarketing surveillance will be needed to ensure both safety and efficacy in broader populations.

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