1. Innovative invasive management without stent implantation guided by optical coherence tomography in acute coronary syndrome

    Innovative invasive management without stent implantation guided by optical coherence tomography in acute coronary syndrome

    Background A two-step strategy of invasive management without stenting, guided by optical coherence tomography (OCT), in selected patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), might avoid systematic stent implantation and allow medical therapy alone. Aims To assess the feasibility and safety of such a procedure, and to define coronary imaging characteristics in a specific population. Methods This single-centre proof-of-concept study included all patients with ACS who benefited from a two-step revascularization procedure with optimal reperfusion during primary percutaneous coronary intervention followed by delayed angiography and OCT. OCT imaging determined medical therapy treatment alone without stenting in case of absence of vulnerable ...

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