Christel George

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We present the completed 1-year follow-up results of the original Stent Restenosis Study (STRESS I), in which 407 patients with symptomatic ischemic heart disease and new lesions of the native coronary circulation were randomly assigned to treatment with either the Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent or conventional percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty(More)
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is a rare inborn multisystemic disease, resembling intrauterine viral infection and resulting in psychomotor retardation, spasticity and chilblain-likeskin lesions. Diagnostic criteria include intracerebral calcifications and elevated interferon-alpha and pterin levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We report on four adult(More)
The randomized Stent Restenosis Study (STRESS) and Belgium Netherlands Stent (Benestent) trials established that elective use of Palmaz-Schatz stents (PSSs) in native coronary arteries with de novo lesions is associated with increased procedural success and reduced restenosis. However there are other clinical indications for which stents are commonly used(More)
Directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) with the Simpson coronary atherocath seeks to debulk rather than simply displace obstructive tissue and is a means of enlarging the stenotic coronary lumen. This report from the New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NACI) registry describes the experience of 1,196 patients who underwent DCA as the sole treatment for(More)
High-speed rotational atherectomy (RA) is a new percutaneous procedure for treatment of coronary stenoses that operates by the unique mechanism of plaque abrasion. This article reports acute (in-hospital) outcomes and 1-year follow-up in a large cohort of patients treated with this device by NACI investigators. A total of 525 patients with 670 lesions(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the in-hospital and follow-up outcome in patients receiving the Gianturco-Roubin stent (GRS) who were enrolled in the New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NACI) registry. The GRS was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 1992 for the treatment of acute or threatened closure after a(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the in-hospital clinical outcome and angiographic results of patients prospectively entered into the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NHLBI/NACI) Registry who received Gianturco-Roubin stents as an unplanned new device. BACKGROUND Between August 1990 and March 1994, nine(More)
In the New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NACI) registry, 887 patients were electively treated with excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA) for coronary artery disease. The Advanced Interventional System (AIS) system was used in 487 cases; the Spectranetics system, in 400. The mean age was 63.4 years. Most patients had unstable angina (60.3%); 43.7%(More)
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