When used in relatively simple lesions, randomized studies have demonstrated efficacy of drug-eluting stents in significantly reducing restenosis compared with bare metal stents. However, lesions such as chronic total occlusions and bifurcations which are at increased risk of restenosis were excluded. In this thesis, contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention of these lesion subsets are evaluated, including assessment of the efficacy of sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation.

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W.J. van der Giessen (Wim)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Giessen, Prof. Dr. W.J. van der, Serruys, Prof. Dr. P.W.
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Hoye, A. (2006, March 22). Contemporary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Complex Lesions: the Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions and Bifurcations in the Drug-eluting Stent Era. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7642