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Intracoronary Stenting Strategies

  • Peter Lanzer
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Abstract

Intracoronary stenting has largely improved the safety and acute efficacy of coronary interventions. However, the long-term results did not yet quite fulfill the expectation. It can be hypothesized that acute benefits of stenting may be partly set off by current gaps in knowledge of interactions between stents and coronary walls and suboptimal stent implantation techniques resulting in long-term complications. In this chapter, current concept of intracoronary stent implantations, related complications, and resulting limitations are reviewed.

Keywords

Optical Coherence Tomography Stent Thrombosis Major Adverse Cardiac Event Bare Metal Stent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 
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  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular DiseaseGesundheitszentrum Bitterfeld/Wolfen gGmbHBitterfeld-WolfenGermany

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