1. Different patterns of neointimal coverage between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina after various types of drug-eluting stents implantation; 9-month follow-up optical coherence tomography study

    BackgroundAcute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an independent risk factor for late stent thrombosis which might be related to the impaired vascular healing after drug-eluting stent (DES) due to the disruption of plaques and thrombus formation. Therefore, we investigated the vascular response after various DES implantations between ACS and stable angina pectoris (SAP) using optical coherence tomography (OCT).MethodsNinety-one patients [49 ACS: 20 sirolimus-eluting (SES), 12 paclitaxel-eluting (PES) and 17 zotarolimus eluting stent (ZES) and 42 SAP: 15 SES, 12 PES and 15 ZES] underwent OCT at 9months after stent implantation. Neointimal coverage and malapposition were evaluated in 21,939 struts ...

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