Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Bioresorbable stent implantation for treating coronary artery disease|
|Date issued||May 2014|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- NICE encourages further research into bioresorbable stent implantation for treating coronary artery disease and may review the procedure on publication of further evidence. Details of subsequent antiplatelet therapy should be reported and outcomes should include major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and target vessel revascularisation (defined as any repeat percutaneous intervention or surgical bypass of any segment of the treated vessel), particularly in the long term (at least 2–3 years). Studies on the safety and efficacy of the procedure compared with other types of coronary stent implantation would be useful.