Going for angioplasty should opt for medicated or non medicated stent?

Drug Eluting Stents. Have better long term track record. Remember: stents are made of stainless steel, a material foreign to the body which also ?clotting. Drugs on stent struts which suppress the foreign body reaction ?overgrowth of cells around the stent but also ?stent coverage by endothelial cells preventing clots. Thus best stay on anti-platelet agents much longer. Some older drug-binding coatings ?ed problems.
Drug eluting stents. Are the preferred stents but the major factor is being on Plavix (clopidogrel) for a longer period of time with these stents (typically 1 year).