1. Articles from teruyoshi kume

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    1. Current clinical applications of coronary optical coherence tomography

      Current clinical applications of coronary optical coherence tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an intra-coronary diagnostic technique that provides detailed imagings of blood vessels in the current cardiac catheterization laboratory. The higher resolution of OCT often provides superior delineation of each structure compared with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and it can reliably visualize the microstructure of normal and diseased arteries. The capabilities of OCT are well suited for the identification of calcified plaque and neointima formation after stent implantation. It has been reported that OCT-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) resulted in equivalent clinical and angiographic outcomes in comparison with IVUS-guided PCI. Recently, the three-dimensional reconstruction of OCT and a ...

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    2. Impact of branching angle on neointimal coverage of drug-eluting stents implanted in bifurcation lesions

      Impact of branching angle on neointimal coverage of drug-eluting stents implanted in bifurcation lesions

      Objectives: To investigate the impact of branching angle (BA) on neointimal coverage of drug-eluting stents (DESs) in bifurcation lesions. Background: Previous experimental studies indicated that BA influences the local flow turbulence and wall shear stress, which are associated with neointimal coverage of DESs. Methods: Fifty-five bifurcation lesions in 47 patients were evaluated by serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) before DES implantation and at follow-up. Neointimal coverage was assessed in cross-sectional OCT images containing the side branch; regions including the side branch ostium (SO) and vessel wall (VW) were assessed separately. BA was measured using angiography (Angio-BA) and longitudinal OCT imaging ...

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    3. Acute stent recoil and optimal balloon inflation strategy: an experimental study using real-time optical coherence tomography

      Acute stent recoil and optimal balloon inflation strategy: an experimental study using real-time optical coherence tomography

      Aims: Our aim was to evaluate stent expansion and acute recoil at deployment and post-dilatation, and the impact of post-dilatation strategies on final stent dimensions. Methods and results: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed on eight bare metal platforms of drug-eluting stents (3.0 mm diameter, n=6 for each) during and after balloon inflation in a silicone mock vessel. After nominal-pressure deployment, a single long (30 sec) vs. multiple short (10 sec x3) post-dilatations were performed using a non-compliant balloon (3.25 mm, 20 atm). Stent areas during deployment with original delivery systems were smaller in stainless steel stents ...

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    4. Impact of stent platform on longitudinal stent deformation: an in vivo frequency domain optical coherence tomography study

      Impact of stent platform on longitudinal stent deformation: an in vivo frequency domain optical coherence tomography study

      Recently, longitudinal coronary stent deformation has been highlighted as a possible cause of drug-eluting stent failure. Although bench tests and in vivo studies have demonstrated difference in longitudinal stent strength among the stents with different platforms, its clinical impact is still unknown. Furthermore, it is unknown if modified stent platform favorably affect the incidence of stent deformation. The aim of this study was to investigate the longitudinal deformation of the everolimus-eluting stents (EES) with different stent platforms by using frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). Seventy-eight lesions treated with EES (Xience Prime: n = 26, Promus element: n = 29, Promus premier ...

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    5. High Platelet Reactivity and Intrastent Thrombi Assessed by OCT After DES

      High Platelet Reactivity and Intrastent Thrombi Assessed by OCT After DES

      High platelet reactivity (HPR) on clopidogrel may be related to stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation (1) . To investigate the relationship between HPR and intrastent thrombi following DES implantation, 202 lesions treated with DES from 109 patients were studied. Coronary angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination were performed as parts of routine follow-up examination at our institution except for the presence of renal dysfunction or congestive heart failure. OCT imaging and platelet function test were performed at 6 to 9 months (median 202 days). Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel was started before stent implantation and continued ...

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    6. Detection of Plaque Neovascularization by Optical Coherence Tomography: Ex Vivo Feasibility Study and In Vivo Observation in Patients With Angina Pectoris

      Detection of Plaque Neovascularization by Optical Coherence Tomography: Ex Vivo Feasibility Study and In Vivo Observation in Patients With Angina Pectoris

      Abstract: Objectives. The purposes of this study were: (1) to assess the feasibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting neovascularization; and (2) to clarify the impact of plaque neovascularization on coronary vessel behavior over time. Background. Plaque neovascularization may be related to plaque vulnerability. Methods. In an ex vivo study, a total of 55 coronary plaques from 31 human cadavers were examined by OCT. Plaque neovascularization was diagnosed based on the presence or absence of microchannels (MCs) by OCT. In an in vivo study, we explored 83 major coronary arteries from 42 patients with angina pectoris. A total of ...

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    7. In-stent neointimal characteristics and late neointimal response after drug-eluting stent implantation: A preliminary observation

      In-stent neointimal characteristics and late neointimal response after drug-eluting stent implantation: A preliminary observation

      Background Progressive neointimal proliferation may lead to late restenosis and/or neoatherosclerosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Late neointimal response may be different among different tissue characteristics. The aim of this study was to assess impact of in-stent neointimal characteristics on late neointimal response following DES implantation. Methods Serial (median 270 days and median 551 days after stent implantation) optical coherence tomography (OCT) examinations were performed in 42 stented lesions from 26 patients. In-stent neointimal tissue was categorized as either homogeneous or heterogeneous neointima based on the OCT appearance at 1st follow-up. Serial changes in neointimal area (NIA) were compared ...

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    8. Calcified plaque ablated by rotational atherectomy visualised by optical coherence tomography

      Calcified plaque ablated by rotational atherectomy visualised by optical coherence tomography

      This paper also includes accompanying supplementary data published online at: http://www.pcronline.com/eurointervention/86th_issue/62 Calcification is visualised by optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a well-delineated, signal-poor region with sharp borders. A 63-year-old female patient with stable angina underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. OCT (C7 Dragonfly™, ILUMIEN™ OCT system; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) showed lumen narrowing with heavily calcified plaque (Figure 1A) . Rotational atherectomy (RA) was performed using a 2 mm burr (Rotablator™ Rotational Atherectomy System; Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA). After RA, OCT clearly visualised the calcified segment ablated by the 2 mm burr as

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    9. A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

      A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has recently been developed as a high-resolution intravascular imaging modality, detecting small abnormal structures in the coronary lumen that could not be visualised by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). A 77-year-old man died with acute myelogenous leukemia. After he died, the coronary artery was imaged by OCT (ImageWire; LightLab Imaging, Westford, MA, USA) and IVUS (Atlantis SR Pro, 40 MHz; Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA). OCT clearly demonstrated a thin flat structure in the coronary lumen ( Figure 1A , Moving image 1 ) but not in the IVUS image. This unique structural feature was demonstrated in corresponding histological images ( Figure ...

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    10. Variability in quantitative and qualitative analysis of intravascular ultrasound and frequency domain optical coherence tomography

      Variability in quantitative and qualitative analysis of intravascular ultrasound and frequency domain optical coherence tomography

      Background: Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) is an intravascular imaging technique now available in the United States. However, the importance of level of training required for analysis using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and FD-OCT is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate inter- and intra-observer variability between expert and beginner analysts interpreting IVUS and FD-OCT images. Methods and results : Two independent expert analysts and two independent beginner analysts evaluated a total of 226±2 stent cross-sections with IVUS and 232±2 stent cross-sections with FD-OCT in 14 patients after stenting. Inter- and intra-observer variability for determining stent volume index ...

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    11. Recurrence of late incomplete stent apposition after very late stent thrombosis following drug-eluting stent implantation

      Recurrence of late incomplete stent apposition after very late stent thrombosis following drug-eluting stent implantation

      A 48-year old man was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain 20 months after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation to his left anterior descending coronary artery. A coronary angiogram showed a thrombosis of the stented segment, which was successfully treated with bare-metal stent implantation. One month later, optical coherence tomography (OCT) demonstrated late-acquired incomplete stent apposition (ISA) in the stented segment. Additional dilatation was performed using a 4.5 mm balloon. Eleven months later, OCT and intravascular ultrasound images revealed recurrent ISA as a result of progressive vessel remodeling. Serial observation of the stented segment with late-acquired ISA is necessary ...

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    12. Consensus Standards for Acquisition, Measurement, and Reporting of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Studies: A Report From the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation

      Consensus Standards for Acquisition, Measurement, and Reporting of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Studies: A Report From the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation

      Objectives: The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.Background: Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a catheter-based modality that acquires images at a resolution of 10 μm, enabling visualization of blood vessel wall microstructure in vivo at an unprecedented level of detail. IVOCT devices are now commercially available worldwide, there is an active user base, and ...

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    13. Natural History of Stent Edge Dissection, Tissue Protrusion and Incomplete Stent Apposition Detectable Only on Optical Coherence Tomography After Stent Implantation

      Natural History of Stent Edge Dissection, Tissue Protrusion and Incomplete Stent Apposition Detectable Only on Optical Coherence Tomography After Stent Implantation
      Background: The clinical impact of stent edge dissection, tissue protrusion, and incomplete stent apposition (ISA) after stent implantation, detectable only on optical coherence tomography (OCT), is still unknown because the natural course has not been investigated. Methods and Results: All consecutive patients with angina pectoris in whom both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and OCT were performed immediately after stenting and at follow-up were included in the present study. The natural history of OCT-detected stent edge dissection, tissue protrusion, and ISA during follow-up was investigated. A total of 36 patients with 39 lesions was analyzed. At baseline, OCT showed 12 stent edge ...
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    14. Plaque Characteristics of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Evaluated by OCT and IVUS

      Plaque Characteristics of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Evaluated by OCT and IVUS
      Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess plaque characteristics of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS). Background Radiofrequency signal-derived IVUS tissue characterization technology has become clinically available and provided objective and quantitative plaque characteristics of the coronary vessel wall. Integrated backscatter IVUS is one of the tissue characterization methods that can possibly provide quantitative plaque characteristics of the OCT-derived TCFA. Methods Eighty-one coronary lesions with plaque burden >40% were selected and analyzed with both IB-IVUS and OCT. The OCT-derived TCFA was defined as a presence of thin fibrous cap (<65 ...
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    15. Relationship Between Arterial and Fibrous Cap Remodeling: A Serial Three-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Relationship Between Arterial and Fibrous Cap Remodeling: A Serial Three-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background—Positive arterial remodeling and thin fibrous cap are characteristics of rupture-prone or vulnerable plaque. The natural course of the fibrous cap thickness and the relationship between serial arterial remodeling and changes in fibrous cap thickness are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between changes in fibrous cap thickness and arterial remodeling by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during 6-month follow-up. Methods and Results—Both IVUS and OCT examinations were performed on 108 vessels from 36 patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Fifty-eight fibroatheromas were selected ...
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    16. Comparisons of Baseline Demographics, Clinical Presentation, and Long-Term Outcome Among Patients With Early, Late, and Very Late Stent Thrombosis of Sirolimus-Eluting Stents

      Comparisons of Baseline Demographics, Clinical Presentation, and Long-Term Outcome Among Patients With Early, Late, and Very Late Stent Thrombosis of Sirolimus-Eluting Stents
      Background— Stent thrombosis (ST) after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation has not yet been adequately characterized, mainly because of its low incidence. Methods and Results— The Registry of Stent Thrombosis for Review and Reevaluation (RESTART) is a Japanese nationwide registry of sirolimus-eluting stent–associated ST comprising 611 patients with definite ST (early [within 30 days; EST], 322 patients; late [between 31 and 365 days; LST], 105 patients; and very late [>1 year; VLST], 184 patients). Baseline demographics, clinical presentation, and long-term outcome of sirolimus-eluting stent–associated ST were compared among patients with EST, LST, and VLST. Baseline demographics were significantly different according ...
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    17. Frequency and Spatial Distribution of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Assessed by 3-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography: An Ex Vivo Validation and an Initial In Vivo Feasibility Study

      Frequency and Spatial Distribution of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Assessed by 3-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography: An Ex Vivo Validation and an Initial In Vivo Feasibility Study
      Background: The precursor of plaque rupture is known as thin cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). In the present study, the feasibility and accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting the frequency and spatial distribution of TCFA was investigated ex vivo, and a 3-vessel OCT analysis was conducted to assess the feasibility of this modality in vivo. Methods and Results: In the ex vivo study, 108 coronary arterial segments from 38 human cadavers were examined by OCT, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and histology. The 3-vessel IVUS and OCT examinations were performed in 11 patients with acute coronary syndrome. By histological examination, 30 of ...
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