Coronary artery stent placement in patients with variant angina refractory to medical treatment

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jul 1;84(1):96-8, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00201-5.


We performed a prospective study to establish the efficacy of coronary stent placement in a highly selected group of patients with focal coronary artery spasm in whom anginal attacks could not be prevented by full medical therapy. The results of this study indicate that intracoronary stent placement may represent an alternative and feasible treatment for patients with vasospastic angina refractory to aggressive medical therapy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris, Variant / diagnostic imaging
  • Angina Pectoris, Variant / drug therapy
  • Angina Pectoris, Variant / therapy*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Stents*
  • Time Factors