Stables RH, Cardiothoracic and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
The Lancet, Vol. 355, 24 June 2000
Strategies for coronary stenting
Primary stenting would describe strategies that involve the predetermined intention to treat a lesion with stent implantation. Although this approach has also been described as “routine stenting” (as in OPUS 1), “elective stenting” or “systematic stenting,” these terms are less favourable
The term “direct stenting” should be reserved for the subset of primary stent implantation procedures where deployment is carried out without initial balloon predilatation. All other forms of stent use are “provisional.” The stent is deployed if the result of primary treatment device is suboptimum.