Temporal changes of coronary artery plaque located behind the struts of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold.
Salvatore Brugaletta, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Scot Garg, Josep Gomez-Lara, Roberto Diletti, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robert Jan van Geuns, Dougal McClean, Dariusz Dudek, Leif Thuesen, Bernard Chevalier, Stephan Windecker, Robert Whitbourn, Cecile Dorange, Karine Miquel-Hebert, Krishnankutty Sudhir, John A Ormiston, Patrick W Serruys
The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging | Published : 2011
Implantation of a coronary stent results in a mechanical enlargement of the coronary lumen with stretching of the surrounding atherosclerotic plaque. Using intravascular ultrasound virtual-histology (IVUS-VH) we examined the temporal changes in composition of the plaque behind the struts (PBS) following the implantation of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). Using IVUS-VH and dedicated software, the composition of plaque was analyzed in all patients from the ABSORB B trial who were imaged with a commercially available IVUS-VH console (s5i system, Volcano Corporation, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA) post-treatment and at 6-month follow-up. This dedicated software enabled an..View full abstract