Comparison of slotted tube versus coil stent implantation for ostial left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis: Initial and late clinical outcomes

Seong Wook Park, Hoon Ki Park, Myeongki Hong, Sang Gon Lee, Il Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Jae Joong Kim, Seung Jung Park

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Balloon angioplasty of ostial left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) lesions has been associated with a high rate of acute complications and late restenosis. Recently, coronary stenting has been proposed as an effective treatment modality for ostial LAD lesions. To evaluate the effects of stent design on the development of late restenosis, we retrospectively analyzed the efficacy of slotted-tube stent implantation (40 patients, Palmaz-Schatz stent) and coil stent implantation (15 patients, tantalum Cordis stent) of ostial LAD stenosis. Six-month angiographic follow-up data were obtained in 31 patients (82%) with slotted-tube stent implantation and 12 patients (86%) with coil stent implantation. Angiographic restenosis was defined as ≥50% diameter stenosis. The angiographic restenosis rate was significantly lower in slotted-tube stent implantation (32%) than in coil stent implantation (67%) (p<0.05). Target lesion revascularization rate of slotted tube stent implantation was significantly lower (26%) than that of coil stent implantation (57%) (p<0.05). Coil stent implantation of ostial left anterior descending artery lesions was associated with higher late restenosis compared with slotted tube stent implantation. In conclusion, slotted-tube stent implantation might be considered to improve late clinical outcomes of ostial LAD lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-487
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


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