1. Edge Vascular Response After Resorption of the Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold – A 5-Year Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study –

    Edge Vascular Response After Resorption of the Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold – A 5-Year Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study –

    Background: The edge vascular response (EVR) has been linked to important prognostic implications in patients treated with permanent metallic stents. We aimed to investigate the relationship of EVR with the geometric changes in the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold using serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis. Methods and Results: In the first-in-man ABSORB trial, 28 patients (29 lesions) underwent serial OCT at 4 different time points (Cohort B1: post-procedure, 6, 24, and 60 months [n=13]; Cohort B2: post-procedure, 12, 36, and 60 months [n=15]) following implantation of the scaffold. In Cohort B1, there was no significant luminal change at the ...

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