Comparison of quantitative angiographic parameters with the magnitude of neointimal hyperplasia measured by volumetric intravascular ultrasound in patients treated with bare metal and nonpolymeric paclitaxel-coated stents

Gary S. Mintz, Myeong Ki Hong, Albert E. Raizner, Cheol Whan Lee, Jae Joong Kim, Esteban Escolar, Neal E. Fearnot, Seong Wook Park, Seung Jung Park, Neil J. Weissman

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We used data from the ASian Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent Clinical Trial (a 3-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of nonpolymeric paclitaxel-coated stents with a single-center intravascular ultrasound substudy) to compare angiographic indexes of drug-eluting stent efficacy with the magnitude of intimal hyperplasia (IH) assessed by intravascular ultrasound. Overall, percent IH (IH volume divided by stent volume) was larger in restenotic lesions than in nonrestenotic lesions (46 ± 19% vs 15 ± 13%, p <0.0001); angiographic late loss and follow-up diameter stenoses correlated strongly with percent IH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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