1. Dynamic neointimal pattern after drug-eluting stent implantation defined by optical coherence tomography

    Dynamic neointimal pattern after drug-eluting stent implantation defined by optical coherence tomography

    Objectives: Certain neointimal patterns including neoatherosclerosis (NA) are known to be associated with poor clinical outcome. The prevalence and time course of different neointimal patterns have not been studied systematically. The aim of this study was to investigate the serial changes in neointimal pattern after drug-eluting stent implantation. Patients and methods: A total of 132 patients with 207 drug-eluting stents, who underwent two follow-up optical coherence tomography studies at 6 and 12 months, were included. Neointimal patterns were categorized as homogeneous, heterogeneous, layered, or NA using optical coherence tomography. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of neointima were carried out. Results: Both ...

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