Little information is available concerning the effect of late coronary stenting in patients with recent myocardial infarction, especially long-term results. We retrospectively reviewed our results of 57 stent placements in 52 consecutive patients who received stents at an infarct-related lesion 24 hr to 30 days after an acute myocardial infarctions (median, 14 days). The average age was 67 years; 90% were male. Two patients who suffered from acute stent thrombosis received revascularization again and two early deaths were due to refractory cardiogenic shock before discharge. Mean patient clinical follow-up was 18.3 ± 6.5 months. There were 1 subacute stent thrombosis, 1 cardiogenic death, and 10 patients (20.8%) in total suffering from angina class II to IV. Angiographic follow-up was performed in 36 patients (80%) at a mean of 7.5 ± 3.1 months. Of these 36 patients, only 1 (3% of the total population undergoing follow-up angiography) had reocclusion at follow-up, but restenosis existed in 18 patients (50%). We conclude that there is still relatively high incidence of angiographic recurrence that is often silent in long-term follow-up, though the long-term result of late stenting in recent MI is low incidence of reocclusion.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging