1. Articles from Angela Migliorini

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    1. Variable underlying morphology of culprit plaques associated with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an optical coherence tomography analysis from the SMART trial

      Variable underlying morphology of culprit plaques associated with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an optical coherence tomography analysis from the SMART trial

      Aims The objective was to assess in vivo culprit lesion morphologies that caused ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results Culprit lesions in 80 patients presenting within 6 h of STEMI onset from the CompariSon of Manual Aspiration with Rheolytic Thrombectomy in patients undergoing primary PCI (SMART) trial were evaluated. Underlying morphology of 64 culprit lesions was identifiable by OCT and included 37 lesions with plaque rupture, 25 lesions without plaque rupture, and 2 lesions with calcified nodules. Patients with plaque rupture tended to be younger (64 ± 12 versus 70 ± 10 years, P = 0 ...

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    2. Drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with acute coronary syndrome - the Activity of Platelets after Inhibition and Cardiovascular Events: Optical Coherence Tomography (APICE OCT) study

      Drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with acute coronary syndrome - the Activity of Platelets after Inhibition and Cardiovascular Events: Optical Coherence Tomography (APICE OCT) study

      Aims: To our knowledge, no randomised study has compared rates of uncovered stent struts in everolimus (EES) vs. new-generation zotarolimus-eluting (ZES-R) stents in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the completeness of neointimal coverage with optical coherence tomography (OCT) in ACS patients treated with drug-eluting stents (DES) comparing EES versus new-generation ZES-R. Methods and results: All eligible ACS patients admitted to four Italian centres with a clinical indication for culprit lesion intervention were randomised 1:1 to EES or ZES-R. The primary study endpoint was the percentage of uncovered stent struts evaluated by optical ...

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    3. Optical coherence tomography in unprotected left main coronary artery stenting

      Optical coherence tomography in unprotected left main coronary artery stenting
      Aims: Delayed or incomplete stent endothelisation and stent malapposition may predispose to DES thrombosis that can be catastrophic event in the left main coronary artery (LMCA). OCT can accurately identify stents struts and arterial tissue, but is limited by the need of vessel blood clearance and penetration; also no data exists on its use in LMCA. We sought to verify whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can accurately assess arterial wall response after drug eluting stent (DES) implantation in the LMCA. Conclusions: OCT assessment of vascular response after LMCA DES implantation is safe and feasible. Further development of OCT imaging technology ...
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