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Incomplete stent apposition after implantation of paclitaxel-eluting stents or bare metal stents: insights from the randomized TAXUS II trial.

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BACKGROUND: The clinical impact of late incomplete stent apposition (ISA) for drug-eluting stents is unknown. We sought to prospectively investigate the incidence and extent of ISA after the procedure and at 6-month follow-up of paclitaxel-eluting stents in comparison with bare metal stents (BMS) and survey the clinical significance of ISA over a period of 12 months. METHODS AND RESULTS: TAXUS II was a randomized, double-blind study with 536 patients in 2 consecutive cohorts comparing slow-r...

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Serruys, PW More by this author
Degertekin, M More by this author
Guagliumi, G More by this author
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Journal:
Circulation
Volume:
111
Issue:
7
Pages:
900-905
Publication date:
2005-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1524-4539
ISSN:
0009-7322
URN:
uuid:652c1abc-1fbb-465d-ba15-cc7328ab3792
Source identifiers:
245284
Local pid:
pubs:245284

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