Procedural Results and Late Clinical Outcomes After Placement of Three or More Stents in Single Coronary Lesions

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Previous reports have suggested higher procedural and long-term complications among patients treated with multiple stents for diffuse lesions and/or long dissections.


Patients treated with multiple (>or=to3) contiguous stents compared with 1 or 2 stents have (1) similar in-hospital procedural success and major complications despite having more unfavorable lesion characteristics, (2) a higher rate of procedural non-Q-wave MI, and (3) similar TLR and overall major cardiac event rates during 1 year of follow-up. (Circulation. 1998;97:1355-1361.)

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