1. Routine Use of Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation: Insights on Technique Optimization and Long-Term Outcome

    Routine Use of Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation: Insights on Technique Optimization and Long-Term Outcome

    Background: Data from prior studies have shown increased risk of adverse outcomes with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) compared with drug-eluting stents. Objective: To study long-term outcomes with routine use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) during BVS implantation. Method: Clinical, procedural and outcome data were collected for all patients who received ABSORB® BVS between February 2014 and December 2015 in our tertiary center (n=86). Pre- and post-implantation OCT was performed in all cases. Outcomes of interest were acute device success and long-term clinical outcomes including cardiac mortality, target vessel myocardial infarction (TV-MI), ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (ID-TLR) and scaffold thrombosis ...

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