1. Articles from Yasushi Ueki

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    1. Early vascular response of ultra-thin bioresorbable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents assessed by optical frequency domain imaging: the EVALUATION study

      Early vascular response of ultra-thin bioresorbable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents assessed by optical frequency domain imaging: the EVALUATION study

      This study aimed to evaluate the early vascular response of ultra-thin strut bioresorbable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (BP SES) using optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI). Ultra-thin strut BP SES have superior outcomes in terms of efficacy and safety endpoints when compared to other thin strut new-generation stents. However, the factors contributing to the superiority of BP SES over other thin strut new-generation stents are unclear. A total of 32 patients with multivessel disease requiring staged procedures at 1 month were enrolled from 3 cardiovascular institutions; of these, 31 were immediately assessed by OFDI ( n  = 31). All patients were assessed at 1 ...

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    2. Coronary Artery Occlusion Caused by Intramural Hematoma Due to In-Stent Dissection

      Coronary Artery Occlusion Caused by Intramural Hematoma Due to In-Stent Dissection

      A 54-year-old man developed ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction 1 week after percutaneous coronary intervention of the left anterior descending artery. Optical coherence tomography at the emergent percutaneous coronary intervention revealed an intramural hematoma extending from the in-stent dissection. We highlight that in-stent dissection, although generally considered a benign finding, can extend and cause intramural hematoma, resulting in coronary artery occlusion.

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    3. ST-elevation myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a patient with COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome

      ST-elevation myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a patient with COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome

      The clinical course of an 82-year-old patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to SARS-CoV-2 infection was complicated by concomitant ST-elevation myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism. An 82-year-old man was diagnosed with COVID-19 following a positive test for SARS-CoV-2 in the presence of symptoms of fever and mild dyspnoea. Following self-isolation at home for 1 week, the patient was hospitalized due to severe respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed a body temperature of 39.0°C, blood pressure of 152/113 mmHg, heart rate of 160 b.p.m., and an oxygen saturation of 78% on 10 L of oxygen. Laboratory ...

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    4. Randomized comparison of optical coherence tomography versus angiography to guide Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: The OPTICO BVS stud

      Randomized comparison of optical coherence tomography versus angiography to guide Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: The OPTICO BVS stud

      Purpose We investigated whether optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) implantation can improve in-scaffold minimal lumen area (MLA) at 6-month compared with angiography guidance. Methods The OPTICO BVS was a randomized, international multicenter, assessor blind, superiority trial comparing OCT- versus angiography-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (1:1 allocation) in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing Absorb BVS 1.1 implantation. The primary endpoint was in-scaffold MLA at 6-month. Results The trial was prematurely stopped on May 31, 2017 after enrollment of 38 of 270 planned patients (14%) following the retraction of the device in Europe. Patients were ...

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    5. Mechanism of Drug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold Restenosis: A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Mechanism of Drug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold Restenosis: A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Background: The pathomechanisms underlying restenosis of the bioabsorbable sirolimus-eluting metallic scaffold (Magmaris) remain unknown. Using serial optical coherence tomography, we investigated causes of restenosis, including the contribution of late scaffold recoil versus neointimal hyperplasia. Methods: Patients enrolled in BIOSOLVE-II undergoing serial angiography and optical coherence tomography (post-intervention and follow-up: 6 months and/or 1 year) were analyzed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to angiographic in-scaffold late lumen loss (LLL) <0.5 or ≥0.5 mm. End points were late absolute scaffold recoil and neointimal hyperplasia area as assessed by optical coherence tomography. Results: Serial data were available for ...

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    6. In vivo relationship between near-infrared spectroscopy-detected lipid-rich plaques and morphological plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound: a multimodality intravascular imaging study

      In vivo relationship between near-infrared spectroscopy-detected lipid-rich plaques and morphological plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound: a multimodality intravascular imaging study

      Aims We assessed morphological features of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-detected lipid-rich plaques (LRPs) by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Methods and results IVUS-NIRS and OCT were performed in the two non-infarct-related arteries (non-IRAs) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for treatment of an acute coronary syndrome. A lesion was defined as the 4 mm segment with the maximum amount of lipid core burden index (maxLCBI 4mm ) of each LRP detected by NIRS. We divided the lesions into three groups based on the maxLCBI 4mm value: <250, 250–399, and ≥400. OCT analysis and IVUS analysis were ...

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    7. Optical coherence tomography- vs. intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (Editorial)

      Optical coherence tomography- vs. intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (Editorial)

      Coronary angiography is routinely used to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) despite obvious limitations of this lumen based approach. Intravascular imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) represent two techniques that provide essential information on pre-procedural lesion characteristics (i.e., lesion severity, landing zone, and plaque composition) and the result after stent implantation (i.e., stent expansion and eccentricity, strut apposition, lesion coverage, tissue protrusion, and dissections). A total of 11 randomized controlled trials investigated the effect of IVUS-guided PCI with mixed results ( 1 - 11 ). Of note, studies including patients with an increased complexity [i.e., chronic ...

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