Sjoerd J Hofma

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BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents with durable biocompatible or biodegradable polymers have been developed to address the risk of thrombosis associated with first-generation drug-eluting stents. We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of a biodegradable polymer-coated biolimus-eluting stent with a thin-strut everolimus-eluting stent coated with a durable(More)
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have become a reliable revascularisation option to treat ischaemic coronary artery disease. Drug-eluting stents (DES) are widely used as first choice devices in many procedures due to their established good medium to long term outcomes. These permanent implants, however, do not have any residual function after(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the clinical and morphological patterns of restenosis after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS From 121 patients with coronary angiography obtained >30 days after SES implantation, restenosis (diameter stenosis >50%) was identified in 19 patients and 20 lesions (located at the proximal 5-mm segment in(More)
Long-length stenting has a poor outcome when bare metal stents are used. The safety and efficacy of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in long lesions has not been evaluated. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical and angiographic outcomes of SES implantation over a very long coronary artery segment. Since April 2002, all(More)
The use of bare stents for the percutaneous intervention of saphenous vein bypass grafts (SVGs) is associated with a high subsequent rate of restenosis. To assess the impact of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), we studied 19 consecutive patients who underwent de novo SVG intervention treated solely with SES. Mean graft age was 10 years. Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with a history of previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with an increased rate of subsequent adverse events compared to those without prior CABG. We evaluated the impact of utilizing the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in this high-risk population. METHODS Since April 2002, SES(More)
This article describes new bistable valves, and introduces a new soft heart that is easy to implant. Earlier, five polyurethane (PU) valves were implanted in the mitral position in sheep. All five survived for 1 year or more, and the valves, although calcified, were intact. Since the opening resistance was somewhat high, valves that are bistable were(More)
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