Localized intracoronary gamma-radiation therapy to inhibit the recurrence of restenosis after stenting Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brachytherapy
  • Coronary Disease
  • Iridium Radioisotopes
  • Stents

abstract

  • Intracoronary irradiation with iridium-192 resulted in lower rates of clinical and angiographic restenosis, although it was also associated with a higher rate of late thrombosis, resulting in an increased risk of myocardial infarction. If the problem of late thrombosis within the stent can be overcome, intracoronary irradiation with iridium-192 may become a useful approach to the treatment of in-stent restenosis.

publication date

  • January 25, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM200101253440402

PubMed ID

  • 11172151

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 250

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 344

number

  • 4