1. Comparison by Optical Coherence Tomography of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents With Sirolimus-Eluting Stents Implanted in One Coronary Artery in One Procedure: 6-Month Follow-up

    Comparison by Optical Coherence Tomography of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents With Sirolimus-Eluting Stents Implanted in One Coronary Artery in One Procedure: 6-Month Follow-up
    Differences between paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) and sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in neointimal proliferation under strictly matched conditions remain to be clarified by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and Results: Between May and December 2007, 27 patients were implanted with a PES and a SES, randomized to either the proximal or distal site in a single coronary artery, and underwent follow-up angiography and OCT examination at 6 months. The frequency of vessel wall apposition with neointima was greater for PES than for SES (92.6% vs 85.8%, P<0.01). The median (25th, 75th percentiles) neointimal thickness (NIT) in PES was ...
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