Comparison of creatine kinase elevation and outcome of comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention for saphenous vein graft in-stent restenosis versus de novo stenosis

ArticleinThe American Journal of Cardiology 92(8):980-3 · November 2003with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.28 · DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9149(03)00984-6 · Source: PubMed


    Percutaneous coronary intervention of saphenous vein grafts is associated with distal embolization. We aimed to compare potential differences in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for in-stent restenosis with de novo saphenous vein graft lesions. Myocardial necrosis was associated with higher mortality regardless of lesion type.