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Long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of the sleeve technique on non-left-main coronary bifurcation lesions.
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PMID:  19577990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term results of the sleeve technique, which is a modification of the crush technique and capable of increasing the success of final kissing balloon inflation (FKB) in the treatment of non-left-main coronary bifurcation lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-five patients with 45 non-left-main coronary bifurcation stenoses were treated with drug-eluting stents (DES) using the sleeve technique and prospectively evaluated. Follow-up angiography was performed on 41 patients (91%) at nine months. The mean age of patient was 65 years with predominance of male (73%); FKB was successfully performed in all patients. Post-procedure myocardial infarction was observed in four patients, leading to an in-hospital major adverse cardiac event (MACE) rate of 9%. At angiographic follow-up, the late loss in the main vessel and side-branch was 0.18+/-0.26 mm and 0.29+/-0.27 mm, respectively. Binary angiographic restenosis was seen in two patients (4.7%) at main vessel and one patient (2.4%) at side-branch. At 1-year follow-up, there were two non-cardiac deaths and three patients needed revascularisation. CONCLUSIONS: The use of the sleeve technique and DES in the treatment of non-left-main coronary bifurcation lesions is associated with a low angiographic restenosis, particularly at side branch ostium, and long-term safety.
Man-Hong Jim; Hee-Hwa Ho; Ryan-Lap-Yan Ko; Chung-Wah Siu; Kai-Hang Yiu; Wing-Hing Chow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1774-024X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  2009-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Restenosis / etiology,  prevention & control,  radiography*
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  therapy*
Drug-Eluting Stents
Hong Kong
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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