1. Incidence, Predictors, Morphological Characteristics, and Clinical Outcomes of Stent Edge Dissections Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography

    Incidence, Predictors, Morphological Characteristics, and Clinical Outcomes of Stent Edge Dissections Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography

    Objectives This study sought to investigate the frequency, predictors, and detailed qualitative and quantitative assessment of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-detected stent edge dissections. Its impact on subsequent management and clinical outcomes were also investigated. Background OCT is a high-resolution imaging modality that can lead to more frequent recognition and accurate assessment of vascular injuries during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods From September 2010 to June 2011, all patients with OCT post-PCI were enrolled. Edge dissections were defined as disruptions of the arterial lumen surface in both the 5-mm distal and proximal stent edges. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of all ...

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