Université de Fribourg

Impact of incomplete stent apposition on long-term clinical outcome after drug-eluting stent implantation

Vogel, Rolf ; Seiler, Christian ; Eberli, Franz R. ; Lüscher, Thomas ; Meier, Bernhard ; Jüni, Peter ; Windecker, Stephan

In: European Heart Journal, 2012, vol. 33, no. 11, p. 1334-1343

Aims Late acquired incomplete stent apposition (ISA) is more common after drug-eluting stent (DES) than bare metal stent (BMS) implantation and has been associated with vascular hypersensitivity and stent thrombosis (ST). We investigated the impact of incidentally discovered ISA as assessed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) 8 months after DES implantation on the long-term clinical...