Indication of long-term endothelial dysfunction after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation.

  title={Indication of long-term endothelial dysfunction after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation.},
  author={Sjoerd H. Hofma and Wim J. van der Giessen and B. M. van Dalen and Pedro Alves Lemos and Eugene Mcfadden and Georgios Sianos and Jurgen M. R. Ligthart and Dirk van Essen and Pim J. de Feyter and Patrick W. Serruys},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={27 2},
AIMS Endothelial dysfunction has been related both to progression of atherosclerotic disease and to future cardiovascular events. We assessed local epicardial endothelial function 6 months after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) or bare metal stent (BS) implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS In 12 patients (seven SES, five BS), endothelium-dependent vasomotion of a coronary segment 15 mm in length, starting 2 mm distal to the stent, was assessed with quantitative coronary angiography immediately after… CONTINUE READING
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