Incidence, predictors, and outcomes of coronary dissections left untreated after drug-eluting stent implantation.

  title={Incidence, predictors, and outcomes of coronary dissections left untreated after drug-eluting stent implantation.},
  author={Giuseppe G. L. Biondi-Zoccai and Pierfrancesco Agostoni and Giuseppe Massimo Sangiorgi and Flavio Airoldi and John Cosgrave and Alaide Chieffo and Rossella Barbagallo and Corrado Tamburino and Guido Vittori and Elena Falchetti and Massimo Margheri and Carlo Briguori and Enrico Remigi and Ioannis T Iakovou and Antonio Colombo},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={27 5},
AIMS Coronary dissections left untreated after percutaneous coronary intervention are associated with unfavourable outcomes. However, their role after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is still undescribed. We assessed incidence, predictors, and outcomes of residual dissections in DES-treated lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients undergoing DES implantation were enrolled in four Italian centres, with baseline, procedural, and outcome data entered into a dedicated database… CONTINUE READING


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