Medicated stent vs. Non medicated stent? Any thoughts on this decision?
Drug eluting stents (medicated) lower the risk of recurrent blockage but require 2 antiplatelet drugs for a full year. Pts with no tendency to bleeding or need for other surgery should receive one, especially if the lesion is characterized as complex.
Bare metal stents (non-medicated) are a good alternative for those who can't receive a des. Your interventionalist will decide.