Contemporary revascularization strategies in 2002.
Andrew E Ajani, Ron Waksman
Drugs of Today | Published : 2002
This review analyzes important facets of contemporary percutaneous coronary interventions. The optimal strategy of acute myocardial infarction and shock is addressed, as is the role of angioplasty in multivessel coronary disease. Vascular Brachytherapy is essentially the sole available treatment modality for in-stent restenosis. The WRIST trials have provided the foundation for clinical experience and are discussed in detail. Finally, drug-eluting stents may become the next revolution in interventional cardiology and offer the hope of a "cure" for restenosis.