Journal article

3-Dimensional optical coherence tomography assessment of jailed side branches by bioresorbable vascular scaffolds: a proposal for classification.

Takayuki Okamura, Yoshinobu Onuma, Héctor M García-García, Evelyn Regar, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Jacques Koolen, Leif Thuesen, Stefan Windecker, Robert Whitbourn, Dougal R McClean, John A Ormiston, Patrick W Serruys, undefined ABSORB Cohort B Investigators

JACC Cardiovascular Interventions | Published : 2010


OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess jailing of side branches (SB) by the everolimus-eluting, bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) with 3-dimensional (3D) optical coherence tomography (OCT) reconstruction. BACKGROUND: Because BVS struts at the SB orifice are suspected of being bioresorbed and/or forming a neointimal bridge, OCT has been used to evaluate the struts in detail at that particular site. Our understanding of the 3D relationship of the strut and the SB orifice is limited by the use of 2-dimensional OCT images. Fourier-domain OCT enables reliable 3D reconstruction of coronary vessels. METHODS: The ABSORB Cohort B (A Clinical Evaluation of the Bioabsorbable Everolimus ..

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