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Angiographic restenosis in ephesos coronary stents: experience from a large medical center in Ankara, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18319221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary stent restenosis, which emerges in late periods after implantation, has not been completely abolished. Our aim was to investigate the restenosis rates of Ephesos coronary stents. In all, 96 patients (66 men) with 135 Ephesos coronary stents were included. Control angiograms were performed after 160 +/- 60 days. Quantitative coronary analysis was performed during the procedure and control angiogram. The stents were divided into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of restenosis. Groups were compared with clinical and angiographic variables. Restenosis was observed in 31 (23%) of 135 stents. Preprocedure percent diameter stenosis was higher (P = .02), whereas minimum lumen diameter ( P = .02), mean age (P < .001), and hypertension incidence ( P = .043) was less, and there was a trend toward smaller stent size ( P = .054) in the restenosis group. By multivariate analysis, age <50 years (P < .001) and stent size <3.0 mm (P = .016) were independent predictors of restenosis. Ephesos coronary stents seems to have acceptable restenosis rates.
Timucin Altin; Berkten Berkalp; Cagdas Ozdol; Omer Akyurek; Tamer Sayin; Celal Kervancioglu; Dervis Oral; Cetin Erol
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Feb-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-05     Completed Date:  2008-04-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, alitimaltin@
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Restenosis / etiology*,  radiography
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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