1. Incomplete Stent Apposition and Delayed Tissue Coverage Are More Frequent in Drug-Eluting Stents Implanted During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Than in Drug-Eluting Stents Implanted for Stable/Un

    Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of incomplete stent apposition (ISA) and struts not covered by tissue at long-term follow-up (as assessed by optical coherence tomography [OCT]) in drug-eluting stents (DES) implanted during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) versus DES implanted for unstable and stable angina. Background Incomplete stent apposition and the absence of strut endothelialization might be linked to stent thrombosis. DES implanted for STEMI might have a higher risk of thrombosis. Methods Consecutive patients in whom OCT was performed at least 6 months after DES implantation were ...
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