1. Overtime evaluation of the vascular HEALing process after Everolimus-Eluting Stent implantation by optical coherence tomography. The HEAL-EES study

    Overtime evaluation of the vascular HEALing process after Everolimus-Eluting Stent implantation by optical coherence tomography. The HEAL-EES study

    Purpose Second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) have shown a better safety and efficacy as compared to first generation DES due to an improved vascular healing process. This process has not been so far evaluated in vivo in an overtime fashion by optical coherent tomography (OCT). We sought to evaluate the vascular healing process after everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation at 6, 9 and 12 months, by OCT. Methods Consecutive 36 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with EES were randomized 1:1:1 to receive OCT imaging at 6 (group A), 9 (group B) or 12-month follow-up (group C). One patient from group ...

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