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Mini-STAR as bail-out strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion.
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PMID:  21956876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Although the advancement of the equipment and the presence of innovative techniques, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) continues to be affected by lower procedural success in comparison with non occluded vessel PCI. Objective: We describe a new technique for the treatment of coronary CTO which utilizes a new generation of polymeric wires. Methods and Result: From March 2009 to June 2010 different strategies were adopted as "bail out" after an initial attempt failed in 117 consecutive CTO lesions. Among these, conventional strategies (CS) such as parallel wire, sub-intimal tracking and re-entry (STAR), microchannel technique, intracoronary ultrasound guided revascularization and anchor balloon, were used in 75 cases (64.1%), while in the remaining a new technique, the "mini-STAR," was used (39.9%). Although no substantial differences were observed regarding the distribution of clinical features and angiographic lesions characteristics between the populations, mini-STAR was able to achieve a higher rate of procedural success in comparison with other CS (97.6% vs. 52%, P < 0.001) with lower contrast agent use (442 ± 259 cm(3) vs. 561 ± 243 cm(3) , P = 0.01) and shorter procedural and fluoroscopy times (122 ± 61 vs. 157 ± 74 min, P = 0.009 and 60 ± 31 min vs. 75 ± 38 min, P = 0.03, respectively). No differences were observed in term of peri-procedural complications such as procedural myocardial infarction, coronary perforations, and contrast-induced nephropathy between mini-STAR and CS. Conclusion: The mini-STAR technique is a promising strategy for the treatment of CTO lesions, achieving a high procedural success rate and low occurrence of procedural adverse events. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Alfredo Ruggero Galassi; Salvatore Davide Tomasello; Luca Costanzo; Maria Barbara Campisano; Giombattista Barrano; Masafumi Ueno; Antonio Tello-Montoliu; Corrado Tamburino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy.
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