1. Optical coherence tomography guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention with bioresorbable scaffolds

    Optical coherence tomography guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention with bioresorbable scaffolds

    Background The effect of optical coherence tomography (OCT) guidance on the implantation strategy during all phases of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) in a real-world scenario has been poorly investigated. Methods Consecutive patients undergoing BVS implantation at our institution were included in this registry. Frequency-domain OCT pullbacks were performed at the operator's discretion during all phases of BVS implantation procedures to optimize preparation of lesions, confirm BVS size, and optimize expansion and apposition of scaffolds. Results Between September 2012 and July 2015, 203 BVSs were implanted in 101 consecutive patients at our institution (2.01 ...

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