Immediate and long-term clinical and angiographic results from Wiktor stent treatment for true bifurcation narrowings

Angelo Anzuini, Carlo Briguori, Salvatore Rosanio, Monica Tocchi, Paolo Pagnotta, Hans Bonnier, Giorgio Gimelli, Flavio Airoldi, Alberto Margonato, Victor Legrand, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

From January 1996 to December 1998, 90 consecutive patients with true bifurcation lesions underwent percutaneous coronary angioplasty with Wiktor stent implantation in our centers. In 1 group (group I, n = 45), a simple approach (main vessel stenting and balloon angioplasty of the side branch) was pursued. In the other group (group II, n = 45), both the main vessel and the side branch were stented ("T" technique). There was no significant difference in clinical and angiographic characteristics between the 2 groups. Angiographic and procedural successes were 100% and 95.6%, respectively, in both groups. Angiographic results for the side branch were better in group II than in group I. In-hospital and long-term (12 month) major cardiac events were similar in the 2 groups. Target lesion revascularization was 15.5% in group I and 35.5% in group II (p = 0.12). In the main vessel, restenosis rate was 12.5% in group I and 25% in group II (p = 0.15). In the side branch, restenosis rate was 37.5% in group II and 12.5% in group I (p =

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1250
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume88
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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