1. Strut Coverage and Vessel Wall Response to Zotarolimus-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stents Implanted in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The Octami (Optical Coherence Tomography in Acute Myocardial Infarction) Study

    Strut Coverage and Vessel Wall Response to Zotarolimus-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stents Implanted in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The Octami (Optical Coherence Tomography in Acute Myocardial Infarction) Study
    Objectives Using optical coherence tomography, we assessed the proportion of uncovered struts at 6-month follow-up in zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES), specifically Endeavor (Medtronic CardioVascular, Santa Rosa, California) stents, and identical bare-metal stents (BMS) implanted in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Background Sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents implanted in STEMI have been associated with delayed healing and incomplete strut coverage. ZES are associated with a more complete and uniform strut coverage in stable patients, but whether this holds true also after STEMI is unknown. Methods Forty-four patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI were randomized to ZES or BMS (3:1 ...
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