A Combination of Drug-Eluting Stents and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in the Treatment of Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease

Ahmed Al-Mamary, Filippo Zilio, Massimo Napodano


Optimal management of multivessel coronary artery disease can be complex. We report a 67-year-old male patient who was admitted to the Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy, in 2014 with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography showed diffuse multiple sub-occlusive lesions of the proximal and distal left coronary vessels involving a long segment of the vessel. On intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS), the left main artery was moderately diseased with critically stenotic and calcified branch ostia. A successful percutaneous coronary intervention using the T-stenting and small protrusion technique with two drug-eluting stents (DES) was performed on the left main artery and its main branches. Two bioresorbable vascular scaffolds were also deployed in overlap at the mid to distal segments of the left anterior descending artery and overlapping a previous DES at the proximal segment. The full expansion and apposition of the struts and scaffolds to the vessel wall without residual stenosis was confirmed by IVUS.


Drug-Eluting Stents; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Ultrasonography; Coronary Stenosis; Myocardial Infarction; Case Report; Italy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.16.03.017


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