1. No regrets: intravascular imaging, vascular calcification and underdeployed stents…

    No regrets: intravascular imaging, vascular calcification and underdeployed stents…

    Every interventional cardiologist has a story about ‘stent regret’ – and if they don’t, they’re either incredibly skilled, haven’t done enough cases or have selective recall… For those of us that can admit to recognizing this, the nightmare scenario of having misjudged the extent of calcification in a lesion and seeing what looks more like an hourglass than a motorway after stent deployment, sticks long in the memory. Hindsight is a wonderful thing – and after the fact it’s always easy to say ‘I wish I’d imaged before…’ or ‘I should have debulked/modified the calcification…’ and ...

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