We report the long-term outcome of 225 patients who failed γ-brachytherapy for in-stent restenosis. Total adverse events, target vessel revascularization, and myocardial infarction were higher after repeat percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting. Therefore, coronary artery bypass grafting may be the preferable first-line therapy in these patients until other therapies (i.e., drug-eluting stents) are available. Shorter time from brachytherapy to radiation failure and late thrombosis after brachytherapy were independent predictors of adverse events.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine