Intracoronary radiation therapy improves the clinical and angiographic outcomes of diffuse in-stent restenotic lesions: results of the Washington Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis Trial for Long Lesions (Long WRIST) Studies.
Ron Waksman, Edouard Cheneau, Andrew E Ajani, R Larry White, Ellen Pinnow, Rebecca Torguson, Regina Deible, Lowell F Satler, Augusto D Pichard, Kenneth M Kent, Paul S Teirstein, Joseph Lindsay, undefined Washington Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis Trial for Long Lesions Studies
Circulation | Published : 2003
BACKGROUND: The Washington Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis Trial for long lesions (Long WRIST) was designed to determine the safety and efficacy of vascular brachytherapy for the treatment of diffuse in-stent restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 120 patients with diffuse in-stent restenosis in native coronary arteries (lesion length, 36 to 80 mm) were randomized for either radiation with 192Ir with 15 Gy at 2 mm from the source axis or placebo. After enrollment, 120 additional patients with the same inclusion criteria were treated with 192Ir with 18 Gy and included in the Long WRIST High Dose registry. Antiplatelet therapy was initially prescribed for 1 month and was extended to 6 m..View full abstract