1. Predictors for Neoatherosclerosis: A Retrospective Observational Study from the Optical Coherence Tomography Registry

    Predictors for Neoatherosclerosis: A Retrospective Observational Study from the Optical Coherence Tomography Registry

    Background—Recent studies have reported development of neoatherosclerosis (NA) inside the stents several years after stent implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the predictors for NA using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and Results—From a total of 1080 patients who underwent OCT, we identified 179 stents in 151 patients in which the mean neointimal thickness was >100 μm. The presence of lipid-laden neointima or calcification inside the stents was defined as NA in the present study. Patient characteristics, stent type, and time since stent implantation (stent age) were compared between stents with or without NA. Univariable ...

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