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BACKGROUND The safety and efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stenting have been demonstrated, but the outcome of patients treated with this novel technology beyond the first year remains unknown. We sought to evaluate the angiographic, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and clinical outcomes of patients treated with sirolimus-eluting stents 2 years after(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported the safety and effectiveness of sirolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of de novo coronary lesions. The present investigation explored the potential of this technology to treat in-stent restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-five patients with in-stent restenosis were successfully treated with the implantation of(More)
UNLABELLED FIM STUDY: We investigated the 2-year safety and efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stents. Thirty patients had a single 18-mm sirolimus-eluting coronary stent implanted. Twenty-eight patients underwent angiographic and intravascular ultrasound follow-up at 2 years. No death occurred during the study period. No patient developed in-stent restenosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Restenosis remains an important limitation of interventional cardiology. Therefore, we aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of sirolimus (a cell-cycle inhibitor)-coated BX Velocity stents. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty patients with angina pectoris were electively treated with 2 different formulations of sirolimus-coated stents (slow release(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the proven superiority of sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) compared with bare stents in the first year after implantation, long-term outcomes of patients treated with these novel devices remain unknown. Our goal was to evaluate the clinical, angiographic, and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) outcomes of patients treated with SESs 4 years(More)
IMPORTANCE The current recommendation is for at least 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy after implantation of a drug-eluting stent. However, the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy with specific types of drug-eluting stents remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical noninferiority of 3 months (short-term) vs 12 months (long-term) of(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials comparing short- (≤6 months) with long-term (≥1 year) dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent(s) (DES) placement have been insufficiently powered to detect significant differences in the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare clinical outcomes between(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, cardiologists have treated more complex patients and lesions with drug-eluting stents (DES). However, long-term efficacy and safety of the off-label use of these new devices is yet to be demonstrated. METHODS The Drug-Eluting Stents in the Real World (DESIRE) registry is a prospective, nonrandomized single-center registry with(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory marker that predicts cardiac events in patients with coronary syndromes. However, data on the relationship between the CRP level and in-stent restenosis are contradictory. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the basal CRP level and the neointimal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent studies, the optimum duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary drug-eluting stent placement remains uncertain. We performed a meta-analysis with several analytical approaches to investigate mortality and other clinical outcomes with different DAPT strategies. METHODS We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane(More)