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Two year results of the randomised DISCOVER Trial comparing covered versus bare metal stents in the common iliac artery


Bekken JA, Vroegindeweij D, Vos JA, de Vries J-PPM, Lardenoije JWHP, Petri B-J et al.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2023; 65: 359-368.

Freedom from restenosis after two years was 84.7 per cent after bare stents versus 89.1 per cent with covered stents (P=0.4) in this study that included 174 limbs. Technical success and complication rates were similar.

Comment: no advantage for the covered stent.

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