Bare Metal Stents (BMS) have been commonly used for recanalization of an infarct-related artery in Japanese patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). We sought to examine predictors of binary restenosis and early Stent Occlusion (SO) in these patients.
Methods: Among 242 consecutive patients with AMI treated by BMS implantation as reperfusion therapy, 226 underwent either ischemia-driven or follow-up coronary angiography within 8 months. Restenotic change in the stented segment was found in 56. Among them, 10 patients had early SO on an angiogram. Multivariate analysis was performed to obtain predictors of restenosis and early SO.
Uemori N, Sugitani Y, Tamada H, Ohi Y, Ishikawa C, et al. (2014) Incidence and Clinical Predictors of Stent Restenosis and Early Stent Occlusion in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated by Bare Metal Stents: Importance of Infarct Location and Serum Creatinine Level. Angiol Open Access 2:136.