Renata Rogacka

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Sixty in-stent restenotic lesions were treated with sirolimus-eluting stent implantation and retrospectively compared with a group of matched lesions treated with cutting balloon angioplasty. The results indicate a good safety profile of the procedure and a 57% reduction in the incidence of recurrent restenosis in comparison with cutting balloon angioplasty.
BACKGROUND The presence of a lumen narrowing at the ostium and the body of an unprotected left main coronary artery but does not require bifurcation treatment is a class I indication of surgical revascularization. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 147 consecutive patients who had a stenosis in the ostium and/or the midshaft of an unprotected left main(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients in whom long-term anticoagulation (AC) with warfarin is recommended. BACKGROUND The optimal antithrombotic strategy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients receiving AC is unclear. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent stent(More)
BACKGROUND Intraprocedural stent thrombosis (IPST) is a rare event (<0.01% in our experience with bare metal stents), with the exception of specific settings such as acute myocardial infarction, thrombus-containing lesions, and dissections. We report the occurrence of this event during elective implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
In patients with in-stent restenosis (ISR) inside bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents reduce the recurrence of restenosis compared with balloon angioplasty. However, few data are available about this therapeutic modality in the case of diffuse restenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the immediate and mid-term outcome of sirolimus- and(More)
Successful recanalization of coronary total occlusions (CTOs) remains an area where improvements are needed. We propose an approach similar to the one utilized in treating some peripheral artery occlusions and aimed to create a subintimal dissection with distal reentry. A 0.014' hydrophilic wire with a J-configuration is utilized for this purpose. We(More)
AIMS To evaluate the occurrence of late and very late stent thrombosis (ST) following elective drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis in a large multicentre registry. METHODS AND RESULTS All 731 consecutive patients who had sirolimus- or paclitaxel-eluting stent electively implanted in de novo(More)
The use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to improve acute angiographic results was already shown in the prestent era. Various studies demonstrated the efficacy of IVUS in balloon sizing and estimating the extent of positive remodeling. With the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) the rate of restenosis has been significantly reduced but a new(More)
OBJECTIVE Drug eluting stents have been shown to reduce the rate of in-stent restenosis in cases where single lesions are treated. The performance of these stents, in patients with multivessel disease and complex lesions, however, remains unknown. Our experience with sirolimus eluting stents in such patients is presented. DESIGN AND PATIENTS This study(More)
With the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) the problem of restenosis after percutaneous stent implantation was partially resolved. In the first generation of DES a stainless steel platform was coated with a durable polymer eluting and controlling the release of an active restenotic drug. The impairment of re-endothelization after DES implantation,(More)