Durability of the balloon-expandable covered versus bare-metal stents in the Covered versus Balloon Expandable Stent Trial (COBEST) for the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg 2016; 64: 83-94.

Published: 21st September 2016

Authors: Mwipatayi BP, Sharma S, Daneshmand A, Thomas SD, Vijayan V, Altaf N et al.


Some 77 of the original 125 patients were available for study at 5 years. Covered stenting improved patency at all times up to five years, when 74.7 per cent were patent compared to 62.5 per cent of bare metal stents (p=0.01).

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