1. Optical coherence tomography imaging after endovascular thrombectomy: a novel method for evaluating vascular injury in a swine model

    Optical coherence tomography imaging after endovascular thrombectomy: a novel method for evaluating vascular injury in a swine model

    Although studies have shown that some degree of iatrogenic endothelial injury occurs during endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), the clinical significance of such injury is uncertain. Furthermore, it is likely that iatrogenic effects such as endothelial denudation, intimal dissection, and tunica media edema will have varying clinical implications. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of endovascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) in quantifying vessel injury in real time after EVT, correlate vessel injury with histological findings, and perform imaging at varying time intervals after EVT to assess the impact of prolonged direct exposure of the vessel to the thrombus ...

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