The previous studies confirmed that 20–30% of patients with AF have coexisting CAD,[sup] and about 5–15% of AF patients will require stenting at some point in their lives.[sup] The use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is of crucial importance in patients undergoing coronary stenting
in preventing stent thrombosis.
"This was treated successfully by the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting
. Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a short period."
The EXCEL study will assess "unprotected" patients with left main disease who have not received grafts to these arteries to determine whether coronary stenting
can be an alternative to bypass surgery in these patients.
"The risk of death, stroke, and MI is identical" between coronary stenting
and surgery during the first year following intervention, "but the risk for more reintervention with PCI [percutaneous coronary intervention] is real," Dr.
The revascularization rate for the DES patients may seem unexpectedly high, but was probably caused by a very liberal approach in which any additional coronary stenting
that patients received was counted.
Folate therapy and in-stent restenosis after coronary stenting
. N Engl J Med 2004; 350:2673-2681.
The system incorporates a unique platinum chromium (PtCr) alloy designed specifically for coronary stenting
. According to the company, the design offers greater strength in addition to enhanced deliverability and visibility.
Adding to the flux was a landmark report last March at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology on the safety of deferring coronary stenting
in selected patients with stable coronary disease.
The need for repeat revascularization 1 year after percutaneous coronary intervention dropped 28% in one population after the advent of coronary stenting
, according to researchers who reviewed the records of all such procedures in British Columbia between 1994 and 1997.
has been shown to reduce restenosis, the re-closing of a coronary artery, compared to balloon angioplasty alone.