Coronary CTA for stent evaluation



  • Stent placement is commonly used for the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease. Initially, bare-metal stents were deployed to maintain vessel patency, but 21-36% of these stents developed in-stent re-stenosis (ISR) due to neointimal hyperplasia [1,2]. Neointimal hyperplasia is a normal reparative process that occurs after stent deployment and is usually not extensive enough to cause hemodynamic significant narrowing [3]. However, if there is sufficient cellular proliferation, hemodynamic stenosis may be significant enough to bring about recurrent ischemia [3]. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Milan.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9788847008311
  • Pubmed Id

  • 2781312
  • Start Page

  • 269
  • End Page

  • 275