Clinical and angiographic results after implantation of a passive-coated coronary stent in patients with acute myocardial infarction
AbstractBackground. Key insights into the role of platelets in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and unstable angina have led to the development of the polymer-coated stent, Camouflage®. Coating of stents is an elegant method to minimize interactions between platelets and the stent surface and the vascular response following stent implantation. Methods. This single-center prospective registry was performed to estimate the in-hospital, 30-day and 180-day event rate (death, revascularization, reinfarction and pathological stress test at 180 days) in an everyday patient population with AMI with immediate percutaneous coronary intervention. There were 44 males (65.7%) and 23 females (34.3%); 53 patients (79.1%) had hypertension, 11 (16.4%) were diabetic, and 32 (47.8%) had elevated LDL cholesterol. The mean age was 60.7 ± 11.6 years. Results. Sixtyseven patients with AMI (STEMI: 56.7%, NSTEMI: 43.3%) were included. Clinical data at the 30-day and 180-day follow up were avai.