The timing and incidence of neointimal calcification after stenting (NIC) is largely unknown. The purpose of our study was to elucidate the characteristics of NIC. The presence of NIC in patients who underwent intravascular ultrasound between June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2012 was analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups based on the follow-up period: < 365 days or ≥ 365 days. A total of 181 images were analyzed. Those with NIC had a lower estimated glomerular filtration rate [51 (6-60) versus 61 (52-72) mL/minute/1.73 m2; P < 0.01] and longer time after stenting [3198 (1710-3684) versus 211 (180-516) days; P < 0.01] compared to those without NIC. NIC during short-term follow-up was observed only in patients who were on hemodialysis. On the other hand, NIC in the long-term follow-up was observed only in patients with bare metal stents. The development of NIC was related to renal function and time after stent-ing. NIC in the short-term and the long-term follow-up was observed only in patients who were on hemodialysis and who were implanted with a bare metal stent, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine