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    ABSTRACT: We examined clinical outcomes in 110 consecutive patients with unstable angina who underwent multiple coronary stenting over a 32-mo period. The main outcome measures were death, stroke, myocardial infarction, bypass surgery, and repeat angioplasty. The angiographic success rate was 100%, and the procedural success rate was 96%. There were no in-hospital deaths and five (4.5%) patients had a myocardial infarction prior to discharge. There were four (3.6%) stent thromboses with one (0.9%) patient requiring urgent bypass surgery and two (1.8%) requiring repeat angioplasty. At late follow-up (11.9 ± 7.1 mo), there was (0.9%) death and three patients (2.8%) suffered myocardial infarction. Three (2.8%) patients underwent late bypass surgery and five (4.6%) had a repeat angioplasty. At follow-up, 86% of patients were event free. We conclude that multiple coronary stenting in unstable angina may be performed with a high procedural success rate and good long-term outcome. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Diagn. 43:11–16, 1998. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
    Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 12/1998; 43(1):11 - 16.
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    ABSTRACT: We examined clinical outcomes in 110 consecutive patients with unstable angina who underwent multiple coronary stenting over a 32-mo period. The main outcome measures were death, stroke, myocardial infarction, bypass surgery, and repeat angioplasty. The angiographic success rate was 100%, and the procedural success rate was 96%. There were no in-hospital deaths and five (4.5%) patients had a myocardial infarction prior to discharge. There were four (3.6%) stent thromboses with one (0.9%) patient requiring urgent bypass surgery and two (1.8%) requiring repeat angioplasty. At late follow-up (11.9+/-7.1 mo), there was (0.9%) death and three patients (2.8%) suffered myocardial infarction. Three (2.8%) patients underwent late bypass surgery and five (4.6%) had a repeat angioplasty. At follow-up, 86% of patients were event free. We conclude that multiple coronary stenting in unstable angina may be performed with a high procedural success rate and good long-term outcome.
    Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 02/1998; 43(1):11-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To examine the immediate and intermediate term clinical outcome of multiple coronary stenting. Consecutive patients were prospectively entered on a dedicated database. Follow up information was obtained from outpatient and telephone interviews with patients and family physicians. A tertiary referral centre. 140 consecutive patients underwent multiple coronary stenting between April 1994 and November 1996. Most patients had unstable coronary syndromes. Death, cerebrovascular accidents, myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), and repeat angioplasty (PTCA). The angiographic success rate was 100% and the clinical procedural success rate 93%. The mean (SD) follow up was 11.9 (7.2) months (range 2-32). The mean (SD) number of stents per patient was 2.4 (0.7). The mean (SD) number of lesions treated per patient was 1.4 (0.6). There were four in-hospital deaths (2.9%) and five patients (3.6%) had an MI before hospital discharge. All in-hospital deaths occurred in patients presenting with an acute MI and cardiogenic shock. Three patients (2.2%) had a late MI. One patient with stent thrombosis underwent emergency CABG. Three patients (2.2%) underwent late CABG. Eight patients (5.7%) had a repeat PTCA. Eighty three patients (61.5%) were asymptomatic at follow up and 121 (86.4%) were free from major clinical events. In an era of increased operator experience, high pressure stent deployment, and reduced anticoagulation with antiplatelet treatment alone, multiple coronary stenting may be performed with a high procedural success rate and good intermediate term outcome.
    Heart (British Cardiac Society) 01/1998; 79(1):29-33. · 5.01 Impact Factor