Achieving optimal results with standard balloon angioplasty: can baseline and angiographic variables predict stent-like outcomes?

@article{Cantor2001AchievingOR,
  title={Achieving optimal results with standard balloon angioplasty: can baseline and angiographic variables predict stent-like outcomes?},
  author={Warren J. Cantor and Anne S. Hellkamp and Eric D. Peterson and James Patrick Zidar and Patricia A Cowper and Michael H. Sketch and James E. Tcheng and Robert M. Califf and E Magnus Ohman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1883-90}
}
OBJECTIVES To predict which patients might not require stent implantation, we identified clinical and angiographic characteristics associated with repeat revascularization after standard balloon angioplasty. BACKGROUND Stents reduce the risk of repeat revascularization but are costly and may lead to in-stent restenosis, which remains difficult to treat. Identification of patients at low risk for repeat revascularization may allow clinicians to reserve stents for patients most likely to… CONTINUE READING