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Ultrasound vs Angiography for Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation

Abdullah Tunçez, MD1; Bülent Behlül Altunkeser, MD1
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1Department of Cardiology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
JAMA. 2016;315(22):2468-2469. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1377.
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To the Editor Suboptimal stent deployment is a major problem with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiac events such as death, stent thrombosis, and target vessel revascularization.1 Intravascular ultrasonography has been effective in optimizing stent deployment,2 but leads to more balloon dilations after stent implantation.


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June 14, 2016
Sung-Jin Hong, MD; Byeong-Keuk Kim, MD; Myeong-Ki Hong, MD, PhD
1Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Seoul, Korea
JAMA. 2016;315(22):2469-2470. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1382.
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