Clinical assessment of drug-eluting stents: Twente trial and beyond

Kenneth Tandjung

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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Stents have revolutionized the treatment of obstructive coronary disease by improving the safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and reducing the need for repeat revascularization. First-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) were highly efficacious, as they further reduced the need for reintervention, but they left room for improvement in safety and stent deliverability. Newer-generation DES were designed for better biocompatibility and deliverability. Nevertheless, only few clinical data on the safety and efficacy of these newer-generation DES are available. This thesis has investigated various aspects of both safety and efficacy of newer-generation DES.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • von Birgelen, Clemens , Supervisor
Award date25 Jun 2014
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3666-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2014


  • METIS-303875
  • IR-91283

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