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    1. Vascular response to everolimus- and biolimus-eluting coronary stents versus everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds – an optical coherence tomography substudy of the EVERBIO II trial

      Vascular response to everolimus- and biolimus-eluting coronary stents versus everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds – an optical coherence tomography substudy of the EVERBIO II trial

      QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: Head-to-head optical coherence tomography (OCT) data comparing metallic stents with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) are lacking. This study assessed vascular healing at 9-month follow-up after implantation of everolimus- and biolimus-eluting stents (EES; BES) and everolimus-eluting BVS. METHODS: OCT was performed in 74 patients enrolled in the EVERBIO II (NCT01711931) trial (23 with EES: 26 lesions, 7 625 struts; 23 with BES: 26 lesions, 6 140 struts; 28 with BVS: 33 lesions, 10 891 struts). OCT images were acquired using the pullback and nonocclusive flushing technique and analysed offline. RESULTS: BVS demonstrated fewer uncovered struts per patient (12 ...

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    2. Impact of local vascular lesions assessed with optical coherence tomography and ablation points on blood pressure reduction after renal denervation

      Impact of local vascular lesions assessed with optical coherence tomography and ablation points on blood pressure reduction after renal denervation

      Local vascular injury is detectable with optical coherence tomography (OCT) after catheter-based renal denervation (RDN). However, it is unclear whether the number and type of vascular lesions or the number of ablation points could affect blood pressure (BP) reduction. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of vascular injury induced by RDN detected with OCT and the number of ablation points on BP response after 1, 3 and 6 months. METHODS: RDN was either performed with a Simplicity ® catheter or an EnligHTN TM multielectrode basket followed by OCT. BP was recorded prospectively as office measurement and 24-hour ...

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