Vol 62, No 5 (2005)
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The new Polish stent Chopin. Assessment of safety and efficacy in the treatment of de-novo coronary lesions using percutaneous angioplasty

Paweł Buszman, Aleksander Żurakowski, Leszek Kinasz, Bogdan Gorycki, Marek Król, Andrzej Lewicki, Zbigniew Flak, Krzysztof Milewski, Paweł Żurek
Kardiol Pol 2005;62(5):456-459.
Vol 62, No 5 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using the new Polish stent "Chopin" (Balton, Poland).
Methods: The study consisted of experimental and clinical parts. In the experimental phase, the new stent was implanted into 5 pigs and control coronary angiography as well as intracoronary ultrasonography (ICUS) were performed 30 days later. In the clinical phase, 101 patients (57% of males, mean age 55.6±10 years) with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) with "de novo" coronary lesions (including 12% of patients with unstable angina and 19% with acute myocardial infarction [MI]) underwent stent implantation. The patients were followed for 6 months for the occurrence of cardiac events. Quantitative coronary angiography was performed at baseline and after 6 months.
Results: In total, we attempted to implant 107 stents, which resulted in the successful deployment of 106 stents to 105 coronary arteries. The mean diameter of the stents was 3.2±0.3 mm, and length - 15.4±2 mm. During a one month follow-up period no cardiac events were noted. During a 6-month follow-up no death or new MI were recorded. Repeated target vessel revascularisation due to recurrent angina and in-stent restenosis was required in 15 (15.5%) patients. Control coronary angiography was performed in 97 (96%) patients. Of 101 stents, angiographic restenosis (narrowing of dilated lesion by >50% of vessel lumen) was documented in 18.8% of cases. The mean late vessel lumen loss was 0.77±0.6 mm, and stenosis - 29.1±20%. The restenosis rate was significantly higher in patients with unstable angina rather than in those with stable angina or acute MI.
Conclusions.: Implantation of the new Polish stent "Chopin" during PCI is safe and effective.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using the new Polish stent "Chopin" (Balton, Poland).
Methods: The study consisted of experimental and clinical parts. In the experimental phase, the new stent was implanted into 5 pigs and control coronary angiography as well as intracoronary ultrasonography (ICUS) were performed 30 days later. In the clinical phase, 101 patients (57% of males, mean age 55.6±10 years) with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) with "de novo" coronary lesions (including 12% of patients with unstable angina and 19% with acute myocardial infarction [MI]) underwent stent implantation. The patients were followed for 6 months for the occurrence of cardiac events. Quantitative coronary angiography was performed at baseline and after 6 months.
Results: In total, we attempted to implant 107 stents, which resulted in the successful deployment of 106 stents to 105 coronary arteries. The mean diameter of the stents was 3.2±0.3 mm, and length - 15.4±2 mm. During a one month follow-up period no cardiac events were noted. During a 6-month follow-up no death or new MI were recorded. Repeated target vessel revascularisation due to recurrent angina and in-stent restenosis was required in 15 (15.5%) patients. Control coronary angiography was performed in 97 (96%) patients. Of 101 stents, angiographic restenosis (narrowing of dilated lesion by >50% of vessel lumen) was documented in 18.8% of cases. The mean late vessel lumen loss was 0.77±0.6 mm, and stenosis - 29.1±20%. The restenosis rate was significantly higher in patients with unstable angina rather than in those with stable angina or acute MI.
Conclusions.: Implantation of the new Polish stent "Chopin" during PCI is safe and effective.
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Keywords

stent - coronary artery disease - percutaneous coronary intervention

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Title

The new Polish stent Chopin. Assessment of safety and efficacy in the treatment of de-novo coronary lesions using percutaneous angioplasty

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 62, No 5 (2005)

Pages

456-459

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;62(5):456-459.

Keywords

stent - coronary artery disease - percutaneous coronary intervention

Authors

Paweł Buszman
Aleksander Żurakowski
Leszek Kinasz
Bogdan Gorycki
Marek Król
Andrzej Lewicki
Zbigniew Flak
Krzysztof Milewski
Paweł Żurek

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