The conversion in application of percutaneous coronary intervention following the introduction of drug eluting stents

Fumiaki Ikeno, Farshad Raissi Shabari, Ali Sadoughi, Jennifer K. Lyons, Kourosh Pourdehmobed, Vahideh Hashemi, Sacha Emami, Hideaki Kanada, Alan C. Yeung, Mehrdad Rezaee

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In order to determine the changes in the pattern of techniques applied during elective coronary intervention, data from 688 patients prior to Sirolimus. Drug-Eluting Stents (DES) approval was compared to 438 patients who underwent coronary intervention after DES approval. There was increased intervention to higher risk lesions, including smaller vessels and re-stenotic lesions after DES approval. Total number of stents per patient significantly decreased, despite longer stent length per patient or per lesion after DES approval. No significant difference was found in multivessel interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-280
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Drug Eluting Stent
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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