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Current and evolving stent evaluation by coronary computed tomographic angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21061254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Objectives: To demonstrate the variety of stent abnormalities that may be evaluated by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA). Background: The application of CTA to the evaluation of coronary stents has focused almost entirely on the detection of in-stent restenosis. Methods: All CTA performed for stent evaluation at a single institution were reviewed. Results: In addition to in-stent restenosis, stent fracture, and overlap failure, a multiplicity of stent-related problems not previously addressed by CTA was categorized and illustrated: late stent thrombosis, jailed branches, edge stenosis, bifurcation stents, inadequate stent expansion, stent aneurysms, peri-stent plaque, and stenting into bridged myocardium. Conclusions: CTA may be used to evaluate the full range of stent-related problems. This work provides the framework for future studies validating these applications. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Harvey S Hecht; Christopher Gade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, New York, New York. hhecht@aol.com.
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