1. Optical coherence tomography: guided therapy of instent restenosis for Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Optical coherence tomography: guided therapy of instent restenosis for Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Approximately 27 million people in Europe and North America currently have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)1. The endovascular treatment of stenosis or blocked peripheral arteries in PAD include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with or without a drug coated balloon, atherectomy (rotational, directional, orbital or laser), and stenting. The development of next generation peripheral stents and drug coated stents have led to the improved treatment of complex SFA lesions, and consequently increased their usage23. Additionally, the technologies developed for PAD intervention have further improved the overall adoption of endovascular procedures leading to increased utilization of stents to address procedural dissections (bail-out ...

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