The Official Journal of EuroPCR and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI)
Clinical and angiographic follow-up after overlapping implantation of polytetrafluoroethylene covered stents with drug eluting stents
Michail I. Papafaklis1, MD; Georgios Sianos1*, MD, PhD; Ben Cost1, MD; Sophia Vaina1, MD; Athanassios Manginas2, MD; Petros S. Dardas3, MD; Dimitrios Tsikaderis3, MD; Carlos A. van Mieghem1, MD; Lampros K. Michalis1, MD, MRCP; Patrick W. Serruys1, MD, PhD
1. Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. 1st Cardiology Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece; 3. Thessaloniki Heart Institute, Agios Loukas Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents (PCS) were recently proposed as a new modality mainly for the treatment of saphenous vein graft lesions, but restenosis occurring principally at the edges restricted their c