Sirolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of atherosclerotic ostial lesions.

  title={Sirolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of atherosclerotic ostial lesions.},
  author={Maniyal Vijayakumar and Gast{\'o}n A Rodriguez Granillo and Pedro Alves Lemos and Jiro Aoki and Angela Hoye and Andrew T L Ong and Eug{\`e}ne P. McFadden and Georgios Sianos and Sjoerd H. Hofma and Pieter Cornelis Smits and Willem J. van der Giessen and Pim J. de Feyter and Ron T. van Domburg and Patrick W Serruys},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Ostial atherosclerotic lesions are distinct from other lesion sites in terms of outcomes following percutaneous interventions. Despite aggressive lesion modification strategies, long-term outcome is hampered by restenosis. Various stent designs have failed to show significant improvement in target lesion revascularization (TLR) rates. The present study evaluates the clinical outcomes following sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for ostial lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The… CONTINUE READING