1. Impact of lesion complexity on long-term vascular response to cobalt–chromium everolimus-eluting stent: five-year follow-up optical coherence tomography study

    Impact of lesion complexity on long-term vascular response to cobalt–chromium everolimus-eluting stent: five-year follow-up optical coherence tomography study

    The impact of lesion complexity on long-term vascular response to cobalt–chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCrEES) remains unclear. We sought to evaluate them using optical coherence tomography (OCT). A total of 47 patients with 58 lesions treated only with CoCrEES and no target-vessel events within 5 years after implantation were prospectively enrolled and underwent 5-year follow-up OCT. Quantitative parameters and qualitative characteristics of the neointima were evaluated using multilevel logistic or linear regression models with random effects at three levels: lesion, cross-section (CS), and strut. According to the lesion complexity, the lesions were classified into the two groups: the complex lesion ...

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