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Very Long-term Outcomes Following Drug-eluting Stent Implantation for Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis: A Single Center Experience.
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PMID:  23041167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Encouraging results at long-term follow-up have been reported from non-randomized registries and randomized trials following percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main stenosis. However, information on very long-term (>5-year) outcomes is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the very long-term outcomes (6-years) following drug-eluting stent implantation for left main disease. METHODS: All consecutive patients with unprotected left main stenosis electively treated with drug-eluting stent implantation, between March 2002 and May 2005, were analyzed according to the location of the left main lesion (distal bifurcation vs ostial/body). RESULTS: The study included 149 patients: 113 with distal bifurcation and 36 with ostial/body lesion. Triple-vessel disease was significantly higher in the distal than in the ostial/body group (52.2% vs 33.2%, P=.05). At 6-years of follow-up, the cumulative major adverse cardiovascular event rate was 41.6% (45.1% distal vs 30.6% ostial/body, P=0.1), including 18.8% any death (22.1% distal vs 8.3% ostial/body, P=.08), 3.4% myocardial infarction (3.5% distal vs 2.8% ostial/body, P=1), and 15.4% target lesion revascularization (18.6% distal vs 5.6% ostial/body, P=.06). The composite of cardiac death and myocardial infarction was 10.7% (13.3% distal vs 2.8% ostial/body, P=.1) while the definite/probable stent thrombosis rate was 1.4% (all in the distal group). CONCLUSIONS: At 6-year clinical follow-up, percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main disease was associated with acceptable rates of cardiac death, myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis. Favorable long-term outcomes in ostial/body lesions compared to distal bifurcation lesions were confirmed at long-term clinical follow-up. Full English text available
Alfonso Ielasi; Azeem Latib; Alaide Chieffo; Kensuke Takagi; Marco Mussardo; Giedrius Davidavicius; Cosmo Godino; Mauro Carlino; Matteo Montorfano; Antonio Colombo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milán, Italia.
Vernacular Title:
Resultados a muy largo plazo tras la implantación de stents liberadores de fármacos en la estenosis de arteria coronaria principal izquierda no protegida: experiencia de un centro.
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