CT Angiography of Coronary Stents
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.
KeywordsLeft Anterior Descend Coronary Stenting Neointimal Hyperplasia Stent Lumen Distal Coronary Artery
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