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Clinical and angiographic outcomes in elderly patients treated with endothelial progenitor cell capture coronary stents: results from a prospective single-center registry.
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PMID:  21127365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes in elderly patients treated with endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capture stent, designed to promote rapid stent endothelialization, and dual-antiplatelet therapy for only 1 month.
BACKGROUND: Although some registries showed that drug-eluting stents have better clinical outcomes and can reduce reinterventions in comparison to bare-metal stents in elderly patients, the subsequent prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy needed after drug-eluting stent implantation can likely be interrupted because of intolerance or comorbidities in this subset of patients, with high risk of stent thrombosis.
METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients ≥ 75 years with de novo lesions in native coronary arteries underwent EPC capture stent implantation. The study endpoints were major adverse cardiac events (MACE), binary restenosis and late lumen loss.
RESULTS: Mean age was 79 ± 3 years (78% male), 28% had diabetes, and 81% had non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. A total of 134 lesions were treated, 69% were type B2/C, and 143 EPC capture stents were implanted (1.4 stents per patient). At 1-year follow up, clinical outcomes were: all-cause death, 8%; myocardial infarction, 2%; clinically-justified target lesion revascularization (TLR), 22%; MACE, 28%; and definite stent thrombosis, 2% (2 cases in the same patient). Angiographic 6-month follow up showed a binary restenosis rate of 35% and a late lumen loss of 0.94 ± 0.86 mm.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that EPC capture stent is safe and feasible in patients ≥ 75 years of age, but clinically justified TLR and binary restenosis were frequently observed.
Salvatore Azzarelli; Alfredo R Galassi; Giuseppe Grosso; Davide Tomasello; Barbara Campisano; Michele Giacoppo; Vincenzo Argentino; Francesco Amico; Antonio Fiscella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  594-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
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