The frequent use of the internal mammary artery as a bypass graft has brought about an increasing need for angioplasty to treat stenotic arterial grafts. Percutaneous interventions of internal mammary artery grafts by balloon angioplasty or stenting with bare-metal stents have been described in the past. However, implantation of bare-metal stents was associated with high rates of restenosis. The introduction of drug-eluting stents for the treatment of diseased native coronary vessels has been associated with a reduced need for repeat intervention compared with bare-metal stents for both low-risk lesions and high-risk, complex lesions, including the 'long lesion' subset. We describe a case of long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery.

Long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery / Niccoli, G; Biscione, C; Conte, M; Crea,. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 1558-2027. - 8:(2007), pp. 381-383. [10.2459/01.JCM.0000268129.82037.95]

Long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery

NICCOLI G;
2007

Abstract

The frequent use of the internal mammary artery as a bypass graft has brought about an increasing need for angioplasty to treat stenotic arterial grafts. Percutaneous interventions of internal mammary artery grafts by balloon angioplasty or stenting with bare-metal stents have been described in the past. However, implantation of bare-metal stents was associated with high rates of restenosis. The introduction of drug-eluting stents for the treatment of diseased native coronary vessels has been associated with a reduced need for repeat intervention compared with bare-metal stents for both low-risk lesions and high-risk, complex lesions, including the 'long lesion' subset. We describe a case of long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery.
Long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery / Niccoli, G; Biscione, C; Conte, M; Crea,. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 1558-2027. - 8:(2007), pp. 381-383. [10.2459/01.JCM.0000268129.82037.95]
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