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    1. Comparison between functional and intravascular imaging approaches guiding percutaneous coronary intervention: A network meta‐analysis of randomized and propensity matching studies

      Comparison between functional and intravascular imaging approaches guiding percutaneous coronary intervention: A network meta‐analysis of randomized and propensity matching studies

      Background The optimal approach to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has yet to be defined. The aim of this study was to compare functional driven (fractional flow reserve) versus intravascular imaging (intravascular ultrasound, IVUS, and/or optical coherence tomography, OCT) versus standard (coronary angiography only, CA)‐guided PCI. Methods Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and propensity score weight‐matched studies (PSWMs) comparing FFR versus IVUS versus OCT versus CA‐guided PCI were included. Major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE; a composite end point of death or myocardial infarction [MI] or revascularization) was the primary endpoint, whereas definite stent thrombosis (ST) and single ...

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    2. You can’t judge a book by its cover: a trivial angiographic image, an optical coherence tomography run and a surprising ending

      You can’t judge a book by its cover: a trivial angiographic image, an optical coherence tomography run and a surprising ending

      A 75 year-old man was hospitalized for recent onset of low-threshold effort dyspnoea and moderate reduction of the left ventricular ejection fraction (39%, 2 weeks before it measured 55%) with infero-postero-lateral ipokinesia and severe mitral regurgitation. His medical history included three-vessel coronary artery disease treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and implantation of drug eluting stents (DES) on the mid left anterior descending coronary artery, the mid left circumflex coronary artery and the distal right coronary artery (RCA).

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    3. Disappearing stent but persisting problems? Optical coherence tomography assessment of intra-scaffold restenosis

      Disappearing stent but persisting problems? Optical coherence tomography assessment of intra-scaffold restenosis

      A 72-year-old male who had performed 13 months earlier a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unstable angina with 3 overlapping bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) in a long lesion of the left anterior descending (LAD), presented with new onset effort angina. Coronary angiography revealed significant focal in-scaffold restenosis of the distal LAD (Fig. 1, black arrow). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging (Fig. 2) showed good expansion of the scaffolds with minimum neointima coverage (A, D), except for a focal under-expansion with severe prominent neointimal hyperplasia located in the body of the distal scaffold (B, C).

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