Flat panel digital detector cinefluoroscopy late following SES or BMS implantation for detection of coronary stent fracture in asymptomatic patients
International Journal of Cardiology, 05/08/2012
Davlouros PA et al. – Detection of SF with FPDD cinefluoroscopy late following coronary stenting is feasible, involves low radiation and is confined mainly to SES compared to BMS. Application of cinefluoroscopy as part of a routine stent surveillance programme in asymptomatic patients may be more appropriate in high risk settings (SES, long stents and adverse angiographic characteristics). The role of invasive imaging and subsequent management of such patients need further studying.