Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation for recurrent in-stent restenosis: an option in case of multiple failures?

EuroIntervention 2014;10:337 published online ahead of print March 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I3A57

Alfonso Ielasi
Alfonso Ielasi, MD; Antonio Saino, MD; Antonio Silvestro, MD; Davide Personeni, MD; Maurizio Tespili*, MD
Department of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera “Bolognini”, Seriate (BG), Italy
An 80-year-old male underwent coronary angiography for unstable angina. He had a history of multiple PCI in the LCx towards OM1 due to recurrent in-stent restenosis (ISR) (bare metal stent-ISR treated with drug-eluting stent [DES]; DES-ISR treated with cutting and non-compliant [NC] balloons; new DES-ISR treated with drug-eluting balloon). The angiography showed a recalcitrant multifocal ISR on OM1 (Figure 1A, Figure 1B). Although off-label, we treated the ISR with two (3.5×18 mm and 3.5×28 mm) bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS; Absorb™; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) implanted in overlap from distal to proximal OM1. Post-dilatation was performed with a 3.5×21 mm NC balloon. ...

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