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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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the temporal course of neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) formation following implantation of 2 different generations of drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND The amount of NIH following DES implantation correlates with the potency of the antiproliferative drug, its kinetic release, as well as some individual(More)
We report one-year angiographic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) outcomes of in-stent restenosis (ISR) patients treated with intravascular brachytherapy (IVBT). The benefit of IVBT for treating ISR is well documented. However, few data exist on significant angiographic and intravascular ultrasonic in-stent lumen deterioration beyond the habitual 6-month(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at evaluating reduction in intimal hyperplasia volume following angioplasty using sirolimus-eluting stents (Cypher) compared with thin-strut bare-metal stents (Pixel) in patients with small vessels. METHODS Eighty patients with coronary artery disease were prospectively included in two consecutive series, the first using(More)
Stent thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous treatment of coronary disease. Its occurrence after drug eluting stent (DES) placement has raised concerns, especially when it occurs late after the stent implantation. The mechanisms of late thrombosis after DES have yet to be completely understood. By means of serial angiography(More)