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CT Angiography of Coronary Stents

  • Marcello De Santis
  • Paolo Pavone

Abstract

Coronary stenting is the most widely used non-surgical coronary re-vascularization procedure (537,000 interventional procedures in the USA in 2002) and completes the dilatation performed during angioplasty. Despite the use of newer and more sophisticated stents and drug-eluting stents, the risk of long term re-stenosis arising from in-stent development of neointimal hyperplasia is high, varying between 4 and 40%. This high incidence justifies the use of diagnostic procedures to re-evaluate the stent in follow-up examinations.

Keywords

Left Anterior Descend Coronary Stenting Neointimal Hyperplasia Stent Lumen Distal Coronary Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello De Santis
    • 1
  • Paolo Pavone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology“Mater Dei” HospitalRomeItaly

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