1. Impact of optical coherence tomography‐derived neointimal tissue morphology on development of very late in‐stent restenosis

    Impact of optical coherence tomography‐derived neointimal tissue morphology on development of very late in‐stent restenosis

    Objectives This study evaluated the progression of very late in‐stent restenosis (VL‐ISR) by analyzing four serial coronary angiography (CAG) images and its correlation with neointimal tissue characterization of the VL‐ISR lesions on optical coherence tomography (OCT). Background Recently, VL‐ISR is occasionally observed beyond a few years after drug‐eluting stents (DESs) implantation. Methods This study analyzed 50 VL‐ISR lesions after DES in which 4 serial CAGs over a period of 2 years, including at baseline procedure, 9 months after baseline procedure, 12 months before VL‐ISR, and at the time of VL‐ISR, were performed ...

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