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Carbon-coated stents in patients with acute coronary syndromes.
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PMID:  18727110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: For patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), rapid restoration of coronary blood flow is the primary therapeutic goal. Because of the acute nature of this clinical presentation, bleeding risks may not be adequately evaluated, limiting the use of drug-eluting stents, since premature discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy strongly predicts stent thrombosis. We evaluated angiographic and clinical results of non-drug-eluting carbon-coated stents. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, angiographic and clinical 6-mo results of a carbon-coated stent for treatment of acute lesions in native coronary arteries were evaluated. Angiographic main outcome measures included in-stent late loss and binary restenosis rate. Major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) were defined as any death, Q-wave myocardial infarction (MI), and target lesion revascularization. RESULTS: We included 320 patients with STEMI (n = 205) or NSTEMI (n = 115) with 360 lesions. Reference vessel diameter was 2.93 +/- 0.53 mm and stented length 22.7 +/- 13.8 mm. Angiographic follow-up was available in 220 of 360 lesions (61%). In-stent late loss was 0.69 +/- 0.75 mm, with a binary restenosis rate of 19.1%. For the total segment late loss was 0.74 +/- 0.77 mm and binary restenosis rate 21.4%. Clinical follow-up for 97.4% of discharged patients was available. Hierarchical MACEs were death in 14 patients (4.4%), Q-wave MI in 3 patients (0.9%), and target lesion revascularization in 39 patients (12.2%). CONCLUSION: In this prospective, observational study, the use of a carbon-coated stent for treatment of lesions in patients with STEMI or NSTEMI was associated with a low late loss, translating into a low binary angiographic restenosis rate within a 6-mo follow-up.
Jochen Wöhrle; Thorsten Nusser; Simone Langenwalder; Vinzenz Heombach; Matthias Kochs
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
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