Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 403–410

Treatment options for coronary stent restenosis

  • Harold L. Dauerman
  • David J. Cohen
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02944291

Cite this article as:
Dauerman, H.L. & Cohen, D.J. Compr Ther (1999) 25: 403. doi:10.1007/BF02944291


Treatment of in-stent restenosis with balloon angioplasty alone is adequate for focal lesions but is associated with a 50% recurrence rate for diffuse lesions. For diffuse in-stent restenosis, debulking with atherectomy or laser can significantly reduce the recurrence rate.

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© the American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold L. Dauerman
    • 1
    • 2
  • David J. Cohen
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Massachusetts-MemorialUSA
  2. 2.Medical CenterUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester
  3. 3.Division of CardiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical SchoolBoston
  4. 4.Cardiovascular DivisionBeth Israel Deaconness Medical CenterBoston

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