Background: Implantation of Drug Eluting Stents (DES) plus bioresorbable scaffolds (BVS) in very long diffuse left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) disease may be problematic because of multiple devices overlapping. We sought to assess the short and mid-tern outcomes of combined implantation of DES and BVS using a novel "edge-to-edge" technique in patients with diffuse LAD disease. Methods: Patients with long diffuse LAD disease were enrolled in a prospective registry from 1st August 2014 to 1st August 2015 and treated with IVUS-aided percutaneous coronary intervention using a DES plus a single or multiple BVS using a novel "edge-to-edge" technique. Clinical follow up and invasive follow up driven by clinical justification was performed. Results: Twenty-three patients (5 females, mean age 59.1 +/- 9.1 years) were enrolled. Mean length of LAD disease was 73.1 +/- 20.6 mm. Mean number of DES and BVS implanted was 1.2 +/- 0.4 and 1.7 +/- 1.3, respectively. At a mean follow-up of 11.3 +/- 3.8 months, no stent thrombosis or MACE were observed. Angiographic and IVUS follow-up at a mean of 6.6 +/- 0.7 months showed no significant angiographic restenosis and no appreciable stent gaps. Conclusions: In revascularization of long diffuse disease of the LAD, the edge-to-edge implantation technique appears to be feasible resulting in no restenosis or thrombosis on the short-term follow-up.

Edge-to-Edge Technique to Minimize Ovelapping of Multiple Bioresorbable Scaffolds Plus Drug Eluting Stents in Revascularization of Long Diffuse Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Disease

Rigatelli, Gianluca;FAGGIAN, Giuseppe;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Background: Implantation of Drug Eluting Stents (DES) plus bioresorbable scaffolds (BVS) in very long diffuse left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) disease may be problematic because of multiple devices overlapping. We sought to assess the short and mid-tern outcomes of combined implantation of DES and BVS using a novel "edge-to-edge" technique in patients with diffuse LAD disease. Methods: Patients with long diffuse LAD disease were enrolled in a prospective registry from 1st August 2014 to 1st August 2015 and treated with IVUS-aided percutaneous coronary intervention using a DES plus a single or multiple BVS using a novel "edge-to-edge" technique. Clinical follow up and invasive follow up driven by clinical justification was performed. Results: Twenty-three patients (5 females, mean age 59.1 +/- 9.1 years) were enrolled. Mean length of LAD disease was 73.1 +/- 20.6 mm. Mean number of DES and BVS implanted was 1.2 +/- 0.4 and 1.7 +/- 1.3, respectively. At a mean follow-up of 11.3 +/- 3.8 months, no stent thrombosis or MACE were observed. Angiographic and IVUS follow-up at a mean of 6.6 +/- 0.7 months showed no significant angiographic restenosis and no appreciable stent gaps. Conclusions: In revascularization of long diffuse disease of the LAD, the edge-to-edge implantation technique appears to be feasible resulting in no restenosis or thrombosis on the short-term follow-up.
Aged, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Revascularization, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Prospective Studies, Registries, Treatment Outcome, Absorbable Implants, Drug-Eluting Stents
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