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Primary Stenting of Totally Occluded Native Coronary Arteries II (PRISON II): A Randomized Comparison of Bare Metal Stent Implantation With Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation for the Treatment of
Background— Sirolimus-eluting stents markedly reduce the risk of restenosis compared with bare metal stents. However, it is not known whether there are differences in effectiveness between bare metalExpand
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Three-year clinical outcome after primary stenting of totally occluded native coronary arteries: a randomized comparison of bare-metal stent implantation with sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the 3-year clinical outcome in patients enrolled in the Primary Stenting of Totally Occluded Native Coronary Arteries II study. METHODS PatientsExpand
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Primary stenting of occluded native coronary arteries: final results of the Primary Stenting of Occluded Native Coronary Arteries (PRISON) study.
BACKGROUND Primary intracoronary stent placement after successfully crossing chronic total coronary occlusions may decrease the high restenosis rate at long-term follow-up compared with conventionalExpand
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Impact of chronic total occlusions on markers of reperfusion, infarct size, and long‐term mortality: A substudy from the TAPAS‐trial
Objectives: This study evaluated the impact of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non‐infarct related coronary artery (IRA) on markers of reperfusion, infarct size, and long‐term cardiac mortalityExpand
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Preprocedural serum levels of acute-phase reactants and prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention.
OBJECTIVE In this study we evaluate the value of baseline concentrations of acute-phase reactants on prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS Blood samples were drawnExpand
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A text message alert system for trained volunteers improves out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.
AIMS The survival rate of sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) increases by early notification of Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) and early application of basic life support (BLS)Expand
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Five-year clinical outcome after primary stenting of totally occluded native coronary arteries: a randomised comparison of bare metal stent implantation with sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for
AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the five-year clinical outcome in patients enrolled in the Primary Stenting of Totally Occluded Native Coronary Arteries II (PRISON II) study. METHODS ANDExpand
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Left ventricular endocardial pacing improves the clinical efficacy in a non-responder to cardiac resynchronization therapy: role of acute haemodynamic testing.
Recently, emphasis has been shifted from patient selection to more optimal pacing sites in non-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We present a patient who was a non-responderExpand
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The role of glucose lowering agents on restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with diabetes mellitus
IntroductionThe prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly, and individuals with diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disorders. Subsequently the percentage of patients with diabetesExpand
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Primary stenting of occluded native coronary arteries II--rationale and design of the PRISON II study: a randomized comparison of bare metal stent implantation with sirolimus-eluting stent
Primary intracoronary stent placement after successfully crossing chronic total occlusions (CTO) decreases the high restenosis rate at long-term follow-up compared with conventional balloonExpand
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