Jose de Ribamar Costa

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AIM Late-acquired incomplete stent apposition (ISA) has been documented after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation; however, its clinical role remains controversial. We sought to investigate the incidence and long-term clinical consequences of late ISA after implantation of sirolimus- (SES) or paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) in a non-selected population. (More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is an effective alternative to surgical treatment of severe aortic stenosis in patients who are inoperable or at high surgical risk. OBJECTIVES To report the immediate and follow-up clinical and echocardiographic results of the initial experience of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND Small vessels represent a risk factor for restenosis in percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCA). The Sparrow® self-expanding drug-eluting stent, which has a lower profile than the current systems, has never been tested in this scenario. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the late effectiveness of the Sparrow® drug-eluting stent, regarding in-stent late(More)
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