1. Coherence Tomography Following Paclitaxel Eluting Stent Implantation in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease (OCTAXUS)

    A prospective Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) study on the completeness of strut coverage and vessel wall response, at different time points (3-6-9 Months), following TAXUS Liberte stent implantation (staged procedures) in patients with multi vessel native coronary artery lesions. Major concerns were addressed to the delayed healing process of drug-eluting stents in off-label indications. To date no studies have detailed the in-vivo completeness of DES coverage at different time points. The objective of this prospective study is to measure the completeness of strut coverage and vessel wall response (neointima disomogeneity, acquired late incomplete strut apposition) at different time points following ...
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