1. Routine use of optical coherence tomography in bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation insights on technique optimization and long-term outcomes

    Routine use of optical coherence tomography in bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation insights on technique optimization and long-term outcomes

    Background Data from prior studies have shown increased risk of adverse outcomes with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) compared with drug-eluting stents. Objective The objective of this study was to study the long-term outcomes with routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for optimization of BVS implantation. Patients and methods Clinical, procedural, and outcome data were collected for all patients who received ABSORB BVS between February 2014 and March 2016 in our tertiary center ( n =86). Preimplantation and postimplantation OCT was performed in all cases. Outcomes of interest included acute device success and long-term clinical outcomes including cardiac mortality, target vessel ...

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