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- Hideaki Kaneda, MD⁎ ()
- ↵⁎Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, 1202-1 Yamazaki, Kamajura, 247-8533, Japan
With great interest I read the study by Moreno et al. (1) regarding drug-eluting stent thrombosis. The investigators showed a significant relation between the rate of drug-eluting stent thrombosis and the mean stented length in each trial. However, the mean stented length may not represent the stent length of the actual cases, especially in these few occurrences of thrombosis (∼0.5%). In their study, only 15 cases suffered from drug-eluting stent thrombosis. Collecting individual patient data will provide the least biased and most reliable means of addressing questions (2).
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