1. Articles from heleen m. m. van beusekom

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    1. Endovascular procedures cause transient endothelial injury but do not disrupt mature neointima in Drug Eluting Stents

      Endovascular procedures cause transient endothelial injury but do not disrupt mature neointima in Drug Eluting Stents

      Extensive application of coronary intravascular procedures has led to the increased need of understanding the injury inflicted to the coronary arterial wall. We aimed to investigate acute and prolonged coronary endothelial injury as a result of guidewire use, repeated intravascular imaging and stenting. These interventions were performed in swine (N = 37) and injury was assessed per coronary segment (n = 81) using an Evans Blue dye-exclusion-test. Scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy were then used to visualize the extent and nature of acute (<4 hours) and prolonged (5 days) endothelial injury. Guidewire and imaging injury was mainly associated with denudation and ...

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    2. Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography and Histology of Overlapping Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in a Porcine Coronary Artery Model : The Potential Implications for Clinical Practice

      Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography and Histology of Overlapping Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in a Porcine Coronary Artery Model : The Potential Implications for Clinical Practice

      Objectives This study sought to assess the vascular response of overlapping Absorb stents compared with overlapping newer-generation everolimus-eluting metallic platform stents (Xience V [XV]) in a porcine coronary artery model. Background The everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb) is a novel approach to treating coronary lesions. A persistent inflammatory response, fibrin deposition, and delayed endothelialization have been reported with overlapping first-generation drug-eluting stents. Methods Forty-one overlapping Absorb and overlapping Xience V (XV) devices (3.0 × 12 mm) were implanted in the main coronary arteries of 17 nonatherosclerotic pigs with 10% overstretch. Implanted coronary arteries were evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT ...

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    3. Do we have a future with transcatheter adventitial delivery of stem cells?

      Do we have a future with transcatheter adventitial delivery of stem cells?

      Critically evaluating the methodology of the adventitial delivery of stem cells, some specific options should be underlined. Adventitia as the most superficial layer, consisting of connective tissue has to be distinguished of perivascular tissues. By strict definition, an adventitia is the outermost connective tissue covering any organ, or vessel. The “adventitial” delivery of stem cells with a 1 mm micro-needle means a delivery to superficial so called pericardial myocardium, perivascular fat tissues, including a risk of perforation and injury of soft tissues. In fact, the mapping of the artery with visualization of the three-layer vessel structure and perivascular tissues as ...

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    4. 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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    5. Improved Understanding of Stent Malapposition Using Virtual Bench Testing

      Improved Understanding of Stent Malapposition Using Virtual Bench Testing

      Intravascular imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are often used to assess strut apposition, but only provide limited insight into the three-dimensional appositioning behaviour of stents. Recently, a new approach has been introduced to study the phenomenon of incomplete stent apposition (ISA) based on finite element simulations. In this study, we employed this virtual strut apposition assessment technique in the setting of coronary bifurcation stenting and compared simulated strut–artery distances of two stent designs with actual measurements based on OCT imaging using a silicone model. Stenting of the main branch leads to malapposed ...

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    6. Intriguing Peri-Strut Low-Intensity Area Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography After Coronary Stent Deployment

      Intriguing Peri-Strut Low-Intensity Area Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography After Coronary Stent Deployment

      Although peri-strut low-intensity area (PLIA) is frequently observed on post-stenting optical coherence tomography (OCT) images, the histology associated with PLIA is undocumented. Methods and Results: The 36 porcine coronary lesions treated with bare-metal (BMS: n=16) or drug-eluting (DES: n=20) stents were assessed by OCT and histology at 28 days. DES showed a significantly higher incidence of PLIA than BMS. Also, +PLIA stents had greater neointima than PLIA stents. Histological analysis revealed the existence of fibrinoid and proteoglycans at the site of PLIA. Conclusions: PLIA might be represented by the presence of fibrinoid and proteoglycans, and associated with neointimal ...

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