1. Impact of late stent malapposition after drug-eluting stent implantation on long-term clinical outcomes

    Impact of late stent malapposition after drug-eluting stent implantation on long-term clinical outcomes

    Background and aims The impact of late drug-eluting stent (DES) malapposition detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT) on long-term clinical outcomes has not been clearly established. We evaluated long-term clinical outcomes of late stent malapposition (LSM) detected by OCT in a qualified study population. Methods A total of 428 patients were selected from previous randomized OCT studies that evaluated the degree of strut coverage of different DESs at a 3–12-month follow-up OCT examination. These patients were assigned to one of two groups based on the presence (n = 136) or absence (n = 292) of LSM on follow-up OCT images (performed ...

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