Intravascular ultrasound-guided balloon angioplasty compared with stent: immediate and 6-month results of the multicenter, randomized Balloon Equivalent to Stent Study (BEST).

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BACKGROUND Balloon angioplasty guided by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) makes it possible to choose the balloon size according to the true vessel diameter and to detect suboptimal results requiring subsequent stent implantation. The Balloon Equivalent to STent (BEST) study aimed to assess whether this strategy would give the same results as systematic… (More)

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@article{Schiele2003IntravascularUB, title={Intravascular ultrasound-guided balloon angioplasty compared with stent: immediate and 6-month results of the multicenter, randomized Balloon Equivalent to Stent Study (BEST).}, author={François Schiele and Nicolas F. Meneveau and Martine Gilard and Jacques Boschat and Philippe Commeau and Liu Pin Ming and Pradip Sewoke and Marie-France S{\'e}ronde and Mariette Mercier and Sanjiv Gupta and Jean-Pierre L Bassand}, journal={Circulation}, year={2003}, volume={107 4}, pages={545-51} }