1. Different Vascular Healing Patterns With Various Drug-Eluting Stents in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Optical Coherence Tomographic Findings

    The introduction of optical coherence tomography has provided a new method for evaluating the vascular response to drug-eluting stents (DESs). We used optical coherence tomography to compare neointimal coverage and stent malapposition among DESs in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Optical coherence tomography was performed at 9 months after implantation of 3 types of DESs at the culprit lesions in 46 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (16 sirolimus-eluting stents [SESs, Cypher Select], 11 paclitaxel-eluting stents [PESs, Taxus Liberte], and 19 zotarolimus-eluting stents [ZESs, Endeavor Sprint]). The neointimal thickness and apposition at each strut at each 1-mm interval and ...

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