1. Articles from Alessandro Di Giorgio

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    1. Prevalence and quantitative assessment of macrophages in coronary plaques

      Prevalence and quantitative assessment of macrophages in coronary plaques

      Although optical coherence tomography (OCT) proved to be able to identify macrophage clusters, there are no available data on the possibility to obtain reproducible measurements of their circumferential extension and location. The purpose of the present post-hoc analysis of the CLIMA study was to revise the clinical and demographic variables of patients having coronary plaques with macrophages and to investigate the reproducibility of their quantitative assessment. A total of 577 patients out of 1003 undergoing OCT showed macrophage accumulation. Three groups were identified; group 1 (426 patients) without macrophages, group 2 (296) patients with low macrophage content (less than median ...

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    2. Relationship between coronary plaque morphology of the left anterior descending artery and 12 months clinical outcome: the CLIMA study

      Relationship between coronary plaque morphology of the left anterior descending artery and 12 months clinical outcome: the CLIMA study

      Aims The CLIMA study, on the relationship between c oronary p l aque morphology of the left anter i or descending artery and twelve m onths clinic a l outcome, was designed to explore the predictive value of multiple high-risk plaque features in the same coronary lesion [minimum lumen area (MLA), fibrous cap thickness (FCT), lipid arc circumferential extension, and presence of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-defined macrophages] as detected by OCT. Composite of cardiac death and target segment myocardial infarction was the primary clinical endpoint. Methods and results From January 2013 to December 2016, 1003 patients undergoing OCT evaluation ...

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    3. Role of optical coherence tomography in identifying sub-optimal stent positioning and predicting major adverse cardiac events in a comparative study with angiography: a CLIO-OPCI II sub-study

      Role of optical coherence tomography in identifying sub-optimal stent positioning and predicting major adverse cardiac events in a comparative study with angiography: a CLIO-OPCI II sub-study

      Background Quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) is the gold standard for evaluating correct stenting, despite its limitation in recognizing features indicative of suboptimal deployment. This subanalysis of the CLI-OPCI II registry addressed the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to verify whether suboptimal OCT deployment occurs in the presence of an optimal angiographic result. Patients and methods We retrospectively analyzed 125 lesions in the 105 patients with major adverse cardiac events of the CLI-OPCI II . Every lesion was evaluated with OCT and angiography , including visual and QCA assessment. Optimal angiographic result was defined as residual stenosis of less than 30% at ...

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    4. Optical coherence tomography guided in-stent thrombus removal in patients with acute coronary syndromes

      Optical coherence tomography guided in-stent thrombus removal in patients with acute coronary syndromes

      The persistence of thrombus inside stent struts is a frequent event in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and this phenomenon might be associated with an increased risk of stent thrombosis. We sought to quantify by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT) the presence of in-stent thrombus after achievement of an optimal angiographic result in patients with ACS undergoing PCI. In addition, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of an OCT-guided strategy of in-stent thrombus removal. Eighty consecutive patients with ACS undergoing PCI were treated with two different strategies equally divided into two groups: angio-guided ...

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    5. Early vessel healing of the Avantgarde cobalt-chromium coronary stent: the ON-GARDE OCT study

      Early vessel healing of the Avantgarde cobalt-chromium coronary stent: the ON-GARDE OCT study

      Introduction: Uncoverage and malapposition of stent struts at optical coherence tomography (OCT) have been associated with stent thrombosis. Stent uncoverage by OCT is being used as a surrogate to address the propensity of a stent to develop thrombosis. We aimed to appraise early vessel healing in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with the novel Avantgarde stent. Methods: Patients with STEMI and multivessel disease were enrolled. The stent deployed on the infarct-related artery was imaged by frequency domain-OCT during deferred intervention (4-7 days apart). The primary end-point was the percentage of uncovered struts. Secondary end-points were the percentage of ...

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    6. Detection of very early stent healing after primary angioplasty: an optical coherence tomographic observational study of chromium cobaltum and first-generation drug-eluting stents. The DETECTIVE Study

      Detection of very early stent healing after primary angioplasty: an optical coherence tomographic observational study of chromium cobaltum and first-generation drug-eluting stents. The DETECTIVE Study

      Background Lack of stent coverage appears to be associated with stent thrombosis, a problem of particular concern in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods The DETECTIVE European Multicenter Registry was set up to address the early modality of stent healing in the setting of STEMI. The Registry compared, with an early optical coherence tomography (OCT) evaluation performed at 3–7 days, the patterns of coverage and apposition of the first generation of drug-eluting stents (DESs) and cobalt chromium non-drug-eluting stents (CCSs) that were deployed in culprit lesions and in non-culprit segments. The Registry included only patients with a ...

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