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A 70-year-old man underwent stent implantation for right coronary artery (RCA) lesions with a bare metal stent (BMS) and two sirolimus-eluting stents (SES). However, as both the BMS and SES stented sites developed restenosis after 13 months, he underwent target lesion revascularization using directional coronary atherectomy (DCA). On histopathology, the(More)
Recent advances in drug-eluting stent (DES) technology have succeeded in preventing restenosis. In addition to inhibiting smooth muscle cell proliferation, DES greatly inhibits the local inflammatory response in the acute phase after implantation, leading to prevention of restenosis. However, a unique issue in DES implantation is an impairment of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare pathological features among in-stent restenosis lesions after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement, those after bare metal stent (BMS) placement, and de-novo atherosclerotic lesions. BACKGROUND Restenosis after stenting is an over-reaction of the wound-healing response after vascular injury, which is(More)
A 70-year-old man developed diffuse restenosis in the right coronary artery, in which a bare metal stent (BMS) and two sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) were deployed sequentially. He underwent directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) for in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions 13 months after both BMS and SES stenting. Further 4 months later, that is, 17 months after(More)
Treatment of all coronary arteries is important to improve the prognosis of acute coronary syndrome after early reperfusion of the culprit lesion. Early statin treatment has been reported to cause regression of plaques away from the site of the culprit lesion in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, the precise mechanism of coronary plaque(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) is used to diagnose coronary plaques and evaluate statin therapy. However, in most cases, quantitative changes in plaques have been evaluated in the chronic stage. We evaluated the quantitative and qualitative early effects of 2 statins on coronary lesions using VH-IVUS. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent but increasingly recognized cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Previous case reports demonstrated that this condition occurs in young females with a low atherosclerotic risk factor burden and may be associated with peripartum or postpartum status. The purpose of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in drug-eluting stent (DES) technology have succeeded in reducing restenosis. However, the use of DES is reportedly equivalent to bare metal stents in terms of long-term survival. In addition, stent materials represent foreign bodies, which if possible should not ideally be left within the patient. On these bases, an investigation(More)
It has been suggested that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), protect against cardiovascular diseases, and EPA/arachidonic acid (AA) and DHA/AA ratios in serum are potential risk markers for coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical significance of(More)
If we had a case with angiographic peri-stent contrast staining(PSS)s after the first-generation sirolimus-eluting stent, we need a further observation using coronary imaging modalities to evaluate the risk of very late stent thrombosis due to PSSs and to continue or to resume the dual antiplatelet therapy if necessary.