1. Optical coherence tomography to reveal strut malapposition due to thrombus resolution 3 weeks after acute coronary syndrome

    Optical coherence tomography to reveal strut malapposition due to thrombus resolution 3 weeks after acute coronary syndrome

    A 37-year-old male was admitted with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed a 70% stenosis of the ostial left artery descending (LAD) with little thrombotic material but without obvious signs for rupture/dissection ( Panels A and B , Supplementary material online, Video S1 ). After direct stenting with a biolimus-eluting stent (BES, 3.5 × 18 mm, 10 atmospheres), OCT revealed suboptimal strut apposition with

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