1. St. Jude says alternative imaging system is optimal during stenting procedures

    St. Jude says alternative imaging system is optimal during stenting procedures

    St. Jude Medical ( $STJ ) highlighted studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of optical coherence tomography during stenting procedures at the EuroPCR conference in Paris. OCT imaging or intravascular ultrasound is used during percutaneous coronary intervention to implant stents in the heart's coronary artery. St. Jude says that OCT can produces images with resolutions up to 10 times higher than intravascular ultrasound. Regardless of which paradigm is used, the images guide physicians' decisions during the procedure, such as the size of the stent to be implanted. Overexpansion can damage the surrounding tissue, while underexpansion, or a stent that's too small ...

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    1. The results of ILUMIEN II address long-standing questions regarding the ability of OCT guidance to achieve comparable stent expansion, more precise measurements and a greater level of vascular visualization than first generation imaging tools such as IVUS.
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