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Prevalence and prognosis of coronary stent gap detected by multi-detector CT: a follow-up study.
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PMID:  22538632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the features of stent gap (SG) and the long-term impact of SG on in-stent restenosis (ISR) in patent stents. METHODS: A total of 347 consecutive patients with 781 stents who underwent MDCT were assessed for SG and ISR. Clinical and stent features were compared between the SG and non-SG groups. In the follow-up study, among 82 patients with 175 patent stents [26 assessed by conventional coronary angiography (CCA) including 6 contacted in a telephone survey, 46 assessed by computed tomography angiography (CTA) and 10 by both], the incidence of ISR was compared between stents with and without SG. RESULTS: Three patients and 13 stents were excluded. SG was observed in 12.5% of patients and 8.6% of stents. ISR detected by CTA was noted in 21.2% of SG, and SG accounted for 23.7% of ISR. Stent number, length, location, overlapping pattern, tortuosity and in-out angle were predisposing factors for SG. During a mean follow-up period of 15 months after detection of SG, the incidence of ISR was significantly higher in the SG group than in the non-SG group (43.8/14.9% by CCA, 33.3/10.1% by CTA and CCA). CONCLUSION: Patent stents with SG detected by CTA had a higher incidence of late restenosis, indicating that long-term follow-up or further intervention is necessary. KEY POINTS: • Coronary artery computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is increasingly used following coronary intervention. • Gaps within coronary stents detected by CTA correlate with in-stent restenosis. • Patients with stent gaps have more late restenosis at follow-up. • More attention should be given to patients with stent gaps.
Xinghua Zhang; Li Yang; Haiyue Ju; Fan Zhang; Jian Wu; Bin He; Yundai Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-27
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Title:  European radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1084     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, PLA General Hospital, 28 Fuxing RD, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, China.
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