Advances in Therapy

, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 3147–3153 | Cite as

Comparison of Lacrosse Non-Slip Elements and Cutting Balloons in Treating Calcified Coronary Lesions: a Retrospective, Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Study

  • Xin-Yong ZhangEmail author
  • Zhe Tang
  • Ya-Ping Zeng
  • Shao-Ping Nie
Original Research



The present study aimed to compare Lacrosse non-slip elements (NSE) and cutting balloons in treating calcified coronary lesions.


A retrospective analysis was performed in 79 patients, who were diagnosed with moderate to severe calcified coronary lesions by coronary angiography, and underwent interventional therapy from January to December 2017. Lacrosse NSEs were used in 41 patients, while cutting balloons were used in 38 patients. The basic clinical characteristics, angiographic images, perioperative parameters, operation durations, interventional complications and incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events were compared.


There was no significant difference in age, gender and risk factors between the two groups (P > 0.05). Furthermore, there was no significant difference in operation duration, and perioperative and postoperative complications between the two groups (P > 0.05).


Compared with cutting balloons, the Lacrosse NSE has a similar effect in treating moderate to severe calcified coronary lesions.


Cardiology Coronary calcification Cutting balloon angioplasty Lacrosse NSE balloon angioplasty 



We thank the participants of the study.


No funding or sponsorship was received for this study or publication of this article. The Rapid Service Fee was funded by the authors.


All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.


Xin-Yong Zhang, Zhe Tang, Ya-Ping Zeng and Shao-Ping Nie have nothing to disclose.

Compliance with Ethics Guidelines

This study was conducted in accordance with the 1964 declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments and was approved by Ethics Committee of Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants.

Data Availability

The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin-Yong Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhe Tang
    • 1
  • Ya-Ping Zeng
    • 1
  • Shao-Ping Nie
    • 1
  1. 1.Emergency Critical Care Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel DiseasesBeijingChina

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