1. Articles from Stylianos A. Pyxaras

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    1. In-stent fractional flow reserve variations and related optical coherence tomography findings: the FFR–OCT co-registration study

      In-stent fractional flow reserve variations and related optical coherence tomography findings: the FFR–OCT co-registration study

      We sought to assess in-stent variations in fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and to associate any drop in FFR with findings by optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Suboptimal post-PCI FFR values were previously associated with poor outcomes. It is not known to which extent in-stent pressure loss contributes to reduced FFR. In this single-arm observational study, 26 patients who previously underwent PCI with drug-eluting stent or scaffold implantation were enrolled. Motorized FFR pullback during continuous intravenous adenosine infusion and OCT assessments was performed. Post-PCI FFR < 0.94 was defined as suboptimal. At a ...

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    2. Invasive assessment of coronary artery disease

      Invasive assessment of coronary artery disease

      oronary artery disease is associated to high mortality and morbidity rates and an accurate diagnostic assessment during heart catheterization has a fundamental role in prognostic stratification and treatment choices. Coronary angiography has been integrated by intravascular imaging modalities, namely intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography, which allow the precise quantification of the atherosclerotic burden of coronary arteries. The hemodynamic relevance of a given coronary stenosis can be assessed using stress or resting indexes: fractional flow reserve and instantaneous wave-free ratio are both coronary flow surrogates, used to guide percutaneous coronary interventions. This review summarizes the current state-of-the-art of invasive diagnostic ...

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    3. Anatomical and functional assessment of Tryton bifurcation stent before and after final kissing balloon dilatation: Evaluations by three-dimensional coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography imaging and fractional flow reserve

      Anatomical and functional assessment of Tryton bifurcation stent before and after final kissing balloon dilatation: Evaluations by three-dimensional coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography imaging and fractional flow reserve

      Objectives To assess the anatomical and functional impact of final kissing balloon inflation (FKBI) after implantation of a dedicated bifurcation stent system. Background Current evidence suggests clinical benefit of FKBI in patients undergoing bifurcation dilatation using the Tryton side branch stent (Tryton-SBS). We hypothesized that FKBI improves anatomical reconstruction and functional results of bifurcation treated by Tryton-SBS. Methods An unselected group of patients with complex bifurcation coronary lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with Tryton-SBS underwent paired anatomical assessment with two- and three-dimensional quantitative coronary analysis (2D- and 3D-QCA), and optical coherence tomography (OCT), including 3D reconstruction before and after ...

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    4. Co-registration of fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography with the use of a three-dimensional angiographic roadmap: an opportunity for optimisation of complex percutaneous coronary interventions

      Co-registration of fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography with the use of a three-dimensional angiographic roadmap: an opportunity for optimisation of complex percutaneous coronary interventions

      Angiography of a 63-year-old male patient with unstable angina revealed a tight stenosis in the mid right coronary artery, proximal to a formerly implanted drug-eluting stent (DES). A motorised pullback of the pressure wire at 1 mm/sec during IV adenosine (140 μg/kg/min) permitted co-registration of the pressure-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) signal along the angiographic roadmap, and the precise length (12 mm) of the segment where the pressure “jump” was derived. Additional OCT co-registration was performed revealing extensive spiral dissection at the proximal edge of the - See more at: http://www.pcronline.com/eurointervention/66th_issue/146/#sthash ...

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    5. Quantitative angiography and optical coherence tomography for the functional assessment of nonobstructive coronary stenoses: Comparison with fractional flow reserve

      Quantitative angiography and optical coherence tomography for the functional assessment of nonobstructive coronary stenoses: Comparison with fractional flow reserve

      Background The purpose was to compare 3-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography (3D-QCA) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the functional assessment of nonobstructive coronary stenoses, as evaluated by fractional flow reserve (FFR). Methods Fifty-five nonobstructive coronary stenoses (30%-50% diameter stenosis by visual estimation) were assessed in 36 patients using FFR, 2-dimensional QCA (2D-QCA), 3D-QCA, and OCT. Results Angiographic stenosis severity by 2D-QCA was 34% ± 13% diameter stenosis, and minimal lumen diameter (MLD) was 1.77 ± 0.58 mm. Fractional flow reserve values were 0.85 ± 0.10. Correlation coefficients between FFR and MLD or minimal lumen area (MLA) were highly ...

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    6. In Vivo Flow Simulation at Coronary Bifurcation Reconstructed by Fusion of 3-Dimensional X-ray Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography [Images and Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology

      In Vivo Flow Simulation at Coronary Bifurcation Reconstructed by Fusion of 3-Dimensional X-ray Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography [Images and Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology

      High-quality reconstruction of coronary bifurcations is crucial in the evaluation of lesions, dedicated bifurcation stents, and stent techniques. Although 3-dimensional (3D) X-ray angiography restores natural bending of vascular structures, optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides an ultra–high resolution of the vessel wall morphology and stents at baseline and follow-up. We present a new method for 3D fusion of the 2 imaging modalities combined with flow simulation at the target bifurcation. A 63-year-old woman was admitted for percutaneous coronary intervention attributable to severe stenosis (Figure 1A) in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) at the bifurcation of the first diagonal branch ...

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