Immediate and long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy versus balloon angioplasty alone for treatment of diffuse in-stent restenosis.

@article{Lee1998ImmediateAL,
  title={Immediate and long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy versus balloon angioplasty alone for treatment of diffuse in-stent restenosis.},
  author={Seung Whan Lee and Cheol Whan Lee and Sang Sig Cheong and Mun Kyung Hong and Jin Jin Kim and Seong Wook Park and Seung Kyung Park},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={140-3}
}
This study was performed to compare the effects of rotational atherectomy (RA) plus balloon angioplasty (BA) with those of BA alone for treatment of diffuse in-stent restenosis. RA+BA or BA alone was performed in a consecutive, prospective (not randomized) manner in 81 patients with 81 diffuse in-stent restenotic lesions (lesion length > 10 mm): 36 patients underwent RA+BA, and 45 patients BA. Clinical recurrence was the primary end point of this study, and was defined as angina associated with… CONTINUE READING