1. Long-term coronary arterial response to biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents in comparison with durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and bare-metal stents: Five-year follow-up optical coherence tomography study

    Long-term coronary arterial response to biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents in comparison with durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and bare-metal stents: Five-year follow-up optical coherence tomography study

    Objective The long-term coronary arterial response of biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents (BES) remains unclear. We sought to evaluate the coronary arterial response of biodegradable polymer BES at 5 years after stent implantation using optical coherence tomography (OCT) as compared with that of durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and bare-metal stents (BMS). Methods Five-year follow-up OCT was performed in 30 patients with 33 stents (10 with 12 BES; 10 with 11 SES; 10 with 10 BMS). Quantitative parameters and qualitative characteristics of the neointima were evaluated. A total of 5178 struts (BES, n=2056; SES, n=1410; BMS, n=1712) were ...

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