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Recent clinical trials confirm that aggressive lipid‐lowering therapy with statins decreases low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to well below 100 mg/dL in high risk patients, and prevents cardiovascular events. Similarly, aggressive lipid lowering is being explored as a possible means of...
Predicting the occurrence of future acute coronary syndromes remains an important challenge of contemporary cardiology. It is thought that detecting the individual vulnerable plaques in patients can be an important step to preventing myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. Coronary...
Background: We compared two consecutive series of patients treated with sirolimus‐eluting stents (SES) or paclitaxel‐eluting stents (PES). Methods: Two hundred and ninety‐five patients with 590 coronary lesions were treated with 274 SES and 379 PES. Patients with symptoms or positive dobutamine...
Deployment of bare metal stents (BMS) with current stent delivery systems is often associated with suboptimal stent expansion. Adjunctive postdilatation with noncompliant balloons has improved stent expansion with BMS and has been associated with less need for target vessel revascularization...
Objective: Several types of cerebral (embolic) protection devices have been used in patients undergoing carotid stenting. This study assessed results achieved with a flow‐reversal system. Method: Carotid stenting was performed in 56 patients (mean age, 68 ± 9 years). The mean percentage of...
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