The use of a scoring balloon for optimal lesion preparation prior to bioresorbable scaffold implantation: A comparison with conventional balloon predilatation

Tadashi Miyazaki, Azeem Latib, Neil Ruparelia, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Katsumasa Sato, Filippo Figini, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

Aims: Meticulous lesion preparation prior to bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation has been strongly recommended. The aim of this study was to investigate if there was a benefit associated with scoring balloon use in lesion preparation in comparison to conventional balloons prior to implantation of a BVS. Methods and results: Of the lesions treated with BVS between May 2012 and July 2014, 155 lesions in the conventional balloon group and 29 lesions in the scoring balloon group were included. Procedures without predilatation and those which utilised cutting balloon or rotational atherectomy devices were excluded. Complex (B2/C lesion: 76.1% vs. 93.1%; p=0.028), restenotic (5.2% vs. 17.2%; p=0.036) and calcified (36.1% vs. 79.3%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1580-e1588
JournalEuroIntervention
Volume11
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Bioresorbable scaffold
  • Eccentricity
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Lesion preparation
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Scoring balloon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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