1. Comparison of Early Strut Coverage Between Zotarolimus- and Everolimus-Eluting Stents Using Optical Coherence Tomography

    Comparison of Early Strut Coverage Between Zotarolimus- and Everolimus-Eluting Stents Using Optical Coherence Tomography
    There have been no optical coherence tomographic (OCT) data directly comparing the pattern of strut coverage between the 2 second-generation drug-eluting stents in the early period. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate early strut coverage using optical coherence tomography 3 months after Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES-R) or everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation in de novo coronary artery lesions. A total of 40 patients who were suitable for the OCT procedure and consented to the study protocol were randomized 1:1 to receive either ZES-R or EES. Among these patients, 35 stented lesions (18 ZES-R, 17 EES) in 34 ...
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