Outcomes of bail-out stenting for suboptimal balloon angioplasty during primary intervention in acute myocardial infarction (The CADILLAC trial)

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 1;92(9):1095-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.06.006.


The results of bail-out stenting after unsuccessful primary balloon angioplasty compared with routine stenting or successful balloon angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction are unknown. In the CADILLAC trial, 168 of 1,044 patients (16.1%) randomized to balloon angioplasty crossed over to stenting after unsuccessful dilatation. Event-free survival was similar after bail-out and routine stenting, and was greater than after successful balloon angioplasty.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / mortality
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Failure
  • Treatment Outcome