1. Optical Coherence Tomography guided treatment of recurrent drug-eluting stent failure using drug-eluting balloon

    Optical Coherence Tomography guided treatment of recurrent drug-eluting stent failure using drug-eluting balloon

    A 52-year old gentleman was admitted to our department to undergo catheterization due to recent onset stable angina in minimal effort. He had a history of myocardial infarction 10 years ago, with coronary artery bypass graft surgery 8 years ago. A left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft had been anastomosed in the mid left anterior descending (LAD) artery and two saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) in the left circumflex (LCx) and the right coronary artery (RCA), respectively. Six years ago, he underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the native LCx, with implantation of two overlapping second generation drug-eluting stents (DES), due ...

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