Intravascular ultrasound predictors of subacute vessel closure after balloon angioplasty or atherectomy.
Edouard Cheneau, Gary S Mintz, Laurent Leborgne, Jun-ichi Kotani, Lowell F Satler, Andrew E Ajani, Neil J Weissman, Ron Waksman, Augusto D Pichard
Journal of Invasive Cardiology | Published : 2004
BACKGROUND: Factors leading to subacute vessel closure after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have not been well established in lesions treated with balloon angioplasty or atherectomy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to determine the pre- and post-PCI characteristics involved in subacute vessel closure after PCI. Of 3,403 patients undergoing IVUS imaging during coronary balloon angioplasty or atherectomy, 8 patients (0.2%) developed angiographically documented subacute vessel closure within 1 week post-PCI and were compared to a group matched by procedure date (within 6 months), age, gender, stable or unstable angina, lesion location and treatment (balloo..View full abstract