Send to

Choose Destination
J Interv Cardiol. 2011 Oct;24(5):426-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2011.00648.x.

Long-term clinical and angiographic results of Sirolimus-Eluting Stent in Complex Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Revascularization: the SECTOR registry.

Author information

Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, ETNA Foundation, University of Catania, Via Antonello da Messina 75, Catania, Italy.



Drug-eluting stents showed a better angiographic and clinical outcome in comparison with bare metal stent in chronic total occlusions (CTOs) percutaneous revascularization, however, great concerns still remain regarding the rate of restenosis and reocclusion in comparison with nonocclusive lesions.


To evaluate angiographic and clinical outcomes after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation in the setting of a "real world" series of complex CTOs.


From January 2006 to December 2008, 172 consecutive patients with 179 CTO lesions were enrolled into registry. Among these, successful recanalization was obtained in 144 lesions (80.4%) with exclusive SES implantation in 104 lesions. The 9-12 months angiographic follow-up was executed in 85.5% of lesions with evidence of angiographic binary restenosis in 16.8% of lesions. Total stent length and number of stent implanted were recognized as independent predictors of restenosis (odds ratio [OR] 4.7, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.28-107.09, P = 0.02) and (OR 5.8, 95% CI 1.39-23.55, P = 0.01), respectively.The 2-year clinical follow-up showed rates of target lesion revascularization, non-Q wave myocardial infarction, and total major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) of 11.1%, 2%, and 13.1%, respectively. Cox proportional-hazard analysis showed diabetes as independent predictor of MACEs (hazard ratio [HR] 4.832; 95% CI, 0.730-0.861; P = 0.028).


Data from this registry demonstrate the long-term efficacy and safety of SES implantation after complex CTOs recanalization.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center