Acute angiographic and clinical results of the NIR w/SOX stent.

Yoshio Kobayashi, Issam Moussa, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran, Kartik Desai, Milena Adamian, Michael Collins, Edward Kreps, Gregg W. Stone, Martin B. Leon, Jeffrey W. Moses

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Acute angiographic and clinical results of the NIR w/SOX stent (Boston Scientific/Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, Minnesota) were evaluated. Between March 2000 and May 2000, a total of 102 lesions in 88 patients underwent stenting with the NIR w/SOX stent. The reference vessel diameter and lesion length were 2.97 +/- 0.50 mm and 16.2 +/- 6.5 mm, respectively. The minimal lumen diameter increased from 0.68 +/- 0.45 to 3.07 +/- 0.50 mm. Stent delivery failure was observed in 4 lesions (3.9%). On the other hand, the NIR w/SOX stent was successfully delivered in 7 of 9 lesions that had unsuccessful delivery of other kinds of stents. Angiographic success was observed in all except 1 lesion where the NIR w/SOX stents could not be delivered. There were no procedural myocardial infarctions or deaths. In one case, procedural coronary bypass surgery was performed. There was no acute closure or subacute stent thrombosis. Despite unfavorable lesion characteristics, the NIR w/SOX stent achieves high procedural success and acceptable stent delivery. Furthermore, it may have a high probability to be delivered in lesions where other kinds of stent result in unsuccessful delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of invasive cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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