1. ABSORB Biodegradable Stents Versus Second-Generation Metal Stents : A Comparison Study of 100 Complex Lesions Treated Under OCT Guidance

    ABSORB Biodegradable Stents Versus Second-Generation Metal Stents : A Comparison Study of 100 Complex Lesions Treated Under OCT Guidance

    Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the acute performance of the PLLA ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) with second-generation metal drug-eluting stents (DES) in complex coronary artery lesions. Background Thick polymer-based BVS have different mechanical properties than thin second-generation DES. Data on the acute performance of BVS are limited to simple coronary lesions treated in trials with strict inclusion criteria. Methods Fifty complex coronary lesions (all type American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association B2-C) treated with a BVS undergoing a final optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination were compared with an equal ...

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