Serial angiography and intravascular ultrasound: results of the SISC Registry (Stents In Small Coronaries).
Daniel Chamié, J Ribamar Costa, Alexandre Abizaid, Fausto Feres, Rodolfo Staico, Fernando Devito, Ricardo A Costa, Andréa Abizaid, Luiz Fernando Tanajura, Amanda GMR Sousa, Peter J Fitzgerald, Robert J Whitbourn, J Eduardo Sousa
JACC Cardiovascular Interventions | Published : 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the novel CardioMind Sparrow (CMS) stent (CardioMind, Inc., Sunnyvale, California) against the Multi-Link Pixel (MLP) stent (Guidant Corp., Santa Clara, California) for small vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: The CMS consists of a guidewire-based, self-expandable, ultra-thin nitinol stent with smaller profile and improved flexibility and deliverability. The performance of this novel device against a standard balloon-expandable stent for small vessel PCI has not been determined. METHODS: Twenty-one patients were treated with the CMS and compared with 30 patients treated with MLP. Only single de novo lesions <14 mm in..View full abstract