1. Is quantitative coronary angiography reliable in assessing the late lumen loss of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable polylactide scaffold in comparison with the cobalt chromium metallic stent?

    Is quantitative coronary angiography reliable in assessing the late lumen loss of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable polylactide scaffold in comparison with the cobalt chromium metallic stent?

    Aims: Immediately after stent/scaffold implantation, quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) with respect to optical coherence tomography (OCT) more severely underestimates the lumen diameter (LD) in Absorb than in XIENCE. This OCT-QCA discrepancy has not been evaluated at long-term follow-up. The present study aimed to assess the accuracy of QCA with reference to OCT in Absorb as compared to XIENCE.

     

     

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