Treatment of in-stent restenosis with excimer laser coronary angioplasty: mechanisms and results compared with PTCA alone.

@article{Mehran1997TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of in-stent restenosis with excimer laser coronary angioplasty: mechanisms and results compared with PTCA alone.},
  author={Roxana Mehran and Gary S. Mintz and Lowell F Satler and Augusto D. Pichard and Kenneth M. Kent and Theresa A. Bucher and Jeffrey J. Popma and Martin B. Leon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={2183-9}
}
BACKGROUND This study determined the clinical safety, mechanisms, and 6-month results of excimer laser angioplasty (ELCA)+adjunct PTCA for the treatment of in-stent restenosis and (via lesion matching) compared the results of ELCA+PTCA to PTCA alone. METHODS AND RESULTS Using quantitative angiography (QCA) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), we studied 107 restenotic previously stented lesions in 98 patients before and after intervention. QCA measurements included minimum lumen diameter (MLD… CONTINUE READING

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