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Cardiac stents

Status: Decision completed

View findings and decision 

Primary criteria ranking

  • Safety = High
  • Efficacy = High
  • Cost = Medium

Assessment timeline

  • ​​Draft Key Questions Published: July 10,2015
  • Public Comment Period: July 10 - 24, 2015
  • Final Key Questions Published: August 31, 2015
  • Draft Report Published: October 20, 2015
  • Public Comment Period: October 20 - November 18, 2015
  • Final Report Published: December 14, 2015
  • HTCC Public Meeting: January 15, 2016

 

Background

The first aim of this assessment is to systematically review, critically appraise and analyze research evidence comparing the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting (PCI) with medical therapy in patients with stable CAD. If there is evidence that PCI with stenting is more effective than medical therapy alone in preventing death or myocardial infarction (MI) and/or improving patient quality of life, the second aim is to update the 2009 HTA on coronary artery stenting by systematically reviewing, critically appraising and analyzing new research evidence comparing the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention with newer generation FDA-approved drug eluting stents (DES) with bare metal stent (BMS).