Bare metal stet: Old is Gold
Many prospective studies and retrospective meta-analyses shown that bare metal stents are equally effective to current generation drug eluting stents. More over, these stents are cost effective too. Many cost analyses said that thrombolytic and anti-platelet drugs are costly and adds on the cost to stent of cost which is actually high.
Coronary stents especially second and third generation are expensive. People and local practioners especially from under develpoed and developing countries prefer to use bare metal stents as they are equally effectivche and cheap.