Sirolimus-eluting stent for treatment of complex in-stent restenosis: the first clinical experience.

@article{Degertekin2003SirolimuselutingSF,
  title={Sirolimus-eluting stent for treatment of complex in-stent restenosis: the first clinical experience.},
  author={Muzaffer Degertekin and Evelyn Regar and Kengo Tanabe and P. C. Smits and Willem J. van der Giessen and Stephan G Carlier and Pim J. de Feyter and Jeroen Vos and David P. Foley and Jurgen M. R. Ligthart and Jeffrey J. Popma and Patrick W. Serruys},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={184-9}
}
OBJECTIVES In this study, we assess the value of sirolimus eluting stent (SES) implantation in patients with complex in-stent restenosis (ISR). BACKGROUND The treatment of ISR remains a therapeutic challenge, since many pharmacological and mechanical approaches have shown disappointing results. The SESs have been reported to be effective in de-novo coronary lesions. METHODS Sixteen patients with severe, recurrent ISR in a native coronary artery (average lesion length 18.4 mm) and objective… CONTINUE READING

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