This video will talk on the role of absorbable stents in acute MI by Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. These absorbale stents are mostly used in young patients and are absorbed. These patients do not have to take dual antiplatelet therapy after 3 years.
Dr. Viveka will highlight that the data from ABSORB 2 & 3 has shown that the risk of stent thrombosis in absorbable stents have increased significantly. Therefore it is advisable not to use absorbable stents in such conditions.