Shortening the stent length reduces restenosis with bare metal stents: matched pair comparison of short stenting and conventional stenting.

@article{Dietz2006ShorteningTS,
  title={Shortening the stent length reduces restenosis with bare metal stents: matched pair comparison of short stenting and conventional stenting.},
  author={Ulrich Alexandre Dietz and Nina Holz and Cheryl Dauer and Heinz Lambertz},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of reducing stent length on the rate of target lesion restenosis. DESIGN In a prospective investigation, acute and long term results of a short stenting procedure were analysed by quantitative angiography and compared with results of a conventional stenting procedure selected according to a matched pairs analysis. PATIENTS Short stents were implanted in 400 consecutive patients with 464 lesions and conventional stents in 430 patients. Demographic and… CONTINUE READING