Treatment of in-stent restenosis with excimer laser coronary angioplasty versus rotational atherectomy: comparative mechanisms and results.

@article{Mehran2000TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of in-stent restenosis with excimer laser coronary angioplasty versus rotational atherectomy: comparative mechanisms and results.},
  author={R Mehran and George D Dangas and Gary S. Mintz and R Waksman and A Abizaid and L F Satler and A D Pichard and Kenneth M. Kent and Alexandra J Lansky and Gregg Whitney Stone and M B Leon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={101 21},
  pages={2484-9}
}
  • R Mehran, George D Dangas, +8 authors M B Leon
  • Published 2000 in Circulation
BACKGROUND Atheroablation yields improved clinical results for balloon angioplasty (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, PTCA) in the treatment of diffuse in-stent restenosis (ISR). METHODS AND RESULTS We compared the mechanisms and clinical results of excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA) versus rotational atherectomy (RA), both followed by adjunct PTCA; 119 patients (158 ISR lesions) were treated with ELCA+PTCA and 130 patients (161 ISR lesions) were treated with RA+PTCA… CONTINUE READING