1. Neoatherosclerosis: mirage of an ancient illness or genuine disease condition?

    Neoatherosclerosis: mirage of an ancient illness or genuine disease condition?

    In-stent neoatherosclerosis has become the darling of the interventional cardiology community and is blamed for most stent thrombosis (ST) occurring late after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Neoatherosclerosis accounted for only 33% of late and very late ST at autopsy following implantation of first-generation DES. 1 However, the clinical prevalence of neoatherosclerosis and its percentage of cases presenting with late and very late ST remains unknown. In the current issue of the journal, Taniwaki et al . propose a significant and biologically relevant association between the presence of in-stent neoatherosclerosis and the progression of native atherosclerosis in a cohort of 88 patients ...

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