Usefulness of a cobalt chromium coronary stent alloy

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Aug 15;92(4):463-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(03)00669-6.


The cobalt chromium Guidant Multi-Link Vision coronary stent was deployed in 267 patients as part of a multicenter international registry. Major adverse cardiovascular events were infrequent, and late (180 days) quantitative angiography demonstrated binary (>50%) in-stent restenosis in 15.7% of patients. This registry establishes the safety and efficacy of this alloy as a coronary stent platform.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chromium Alloys*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Restenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessels*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents* / adverse effects


  • Chromium Alloys