1. Articles from Cezar Iliescu

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    1. DIAMondback Atherectomy With OCT Visualization for Calcified PAD Lesions (DIAMOCT-PAD Study)

      DIAMondback Atherectomy With OCT Visualization for Calcified PAD Lesions (DIAMOCT-PAD Study)

      Objective . In this study, we aimed to describe the immediate and long-term vascular effects of OAS in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and moderate to severely calcified lesions. Background. Debulking the calcified atherosclerotic plaque with the orbital atherectomy system (OAS) can potentially enhance vessel compliance and increase the chance of reaching a desirable angioplasty result. Methods. A total of 7 patients were evaluated both at baseline and at 6-month follow-up. Following a diagnostic peripheral angiogram, patients with significant SFA disease had a baseline intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) and the lesion was treated with OAS. Repeat IV-OCT was performed ...

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    2. The impact of therapeutic mediastinal radiation on stent healing in cancer patients: An optical coherence tomography study.

      The impact of therapeutic mediastinal radiation on stent healing in cancer patients: An optical coherence tomography study.

      Background: Cancer is a prothrombotic and proinflammatory state. Understanding stent healing in cancer patients could modify the approach to antiplatelet regimen and facilitate cancer treatment. Mediastinal radiation therapy brings an additional layer of complexity to an already challenging clinical scenario in cancer patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to compare stent healing patterns with and without a history of mediastinal radiation therapy using optical coherence tomography (OCT) data. Methods: All cancer patients that underwent PCI and follow-up OCT less than 12 months post-PCI between 2009-2018 were retrospectively identified from our institutional cardiac catheterization laboratory registry. Stent healing, which ...

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    3. Assessment of Vascular Patency and Inflammation with Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Superficial Femoral Artery Disease Treated with Zilver PTX Stents

      Assessment of Vascular Patency and Inflammation with Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Superficial Femoral Artery Disease Treated with Zilver PTX Stents

      Purpose Zilver PTX nitinol self-expanding drug-eluting stent with paclitaxel coating is effective for treatment of superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. However, as with any stent, it induces a measure of vascular inflammatory response. The current clinical trial (NCT02734836) aimed to assess vascular patency, remodeling, and inflammatory markers with intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with SFA disease treated with Zilver PTX stents. Methods Serial OCT examinations were performed in 13 patients at baseline and 12-month follow-up. Variables evaluated included neointimal area, luminal narrowing, thrombus area, stent expansion as well as measures of inflammation including, peri-strut low-intensity area (PLIA), macrophage ...

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