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    2. An optical coherence tomography study of neointimal morphology and strut coverage at different time intervals from implantation of biodegradable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stents

      An optical coherence tomography study of neointimal morphology and strut coverage at different time intervals from implantation of biodegradable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stents
      Objectives The aim of the study was to capture the evolution of neointima after implantation of a biodegradable polymercoated, sirolimuseluting, cobaltchromium coronary stent system (BP-DES). Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) suggests that in-stent neointimal morphology influences clinical outcomes after DES implantation. Methods Sixty patients treated with single BP-DES implantation were examined by quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and OCT at 3, 6, and 12-month follow-up. Results Median late lumen loss by ...
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    3. Serial 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis of Changing Morphologies Associated With Lesion Progression in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris

      Serial 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis of Changing Morphologies Associated With Lesion Progression in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris
      Background Optical coherence tomographic (OCT) morphologies associated with lesion progression are not well studied. The aim of this study was to determine the morphological change for untreated lesion progression using both OCT and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Methods and Results We used baseline and 8-month follow-up 3-vessel OCT and IVUS to assess 127 nonculprit lesions (IVUS plaque burden 40%) in 45 patients with stable angina after target lesion treatment. Lesion progression ...
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    4. Optical Coherence Tomography Characterization of Coronary Lithoplasty for Treatment of Calcified Lesions: First Description

      Optical Coherence Tomography Characterization of Coronary Lithoplasty for Treatment of Calcified Lesions: First Description
      Objectives This study sought to determine the mechanistic effects of a novel balloon-based lithoplasty system on heavily calcified coronary lesions and subsequent stent placement using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Background The Shockwave Coronary Rx Lithoplasty System (Shockwave Medical, Fremont, California) delivers localized, lithotripsy-enhanced disruption of calcium within the target lesion (i.e., lithoplasty) for vessel preparation before stent implantation. Methods We analyzed OCT findings in 31 patients in whom lithoplasty ...
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    5. Prevalence, Predictors, and Clinical Presentation of a Calcified Nodule as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Prevalence, Predictors, and Clinical Presentation of a Calcified Nodule as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Objectives This study sought to determine the anatomic characteristics and clinical presentation associated with a calcified nodule (CN) as assessed by optical coherence tomography. Background CN is an unusual but demonstrable cause of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Methods We studied 889 de novo culprit lesions in 889 patients (48% ACS) who underwent optical coherence tomography before intervention. CN was defined as an eruptive accumulation of nodular calcification (small fractured calcifications ...
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    6. In Vivo Calcium Detection by Comparing Optical Coherence Tomography, Intravascular Ultrasound, and Angiography

      In Vivo Calcium Detection by Comparing Optical Coherence Tomography, Intravascular Ultrasound, and Angiography
      Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) versus coronary angiography in the assessment of target lesion calcification and its effect on stent expansion. Background IVUS is more sensitive than angiography in the detection of coronary artery calcium, but the relationship among IVUS, OCT, and angiography has not been studied. Methods Overall, 440 lesions (440 patients with stable angina) underwent OCT- ...
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    7. EuroIntervention Characteristics of early versus late in-stent restenosis in second-generation drug-eluting stents: an optical coherence tomography study

      EuroIntervention Characteristics of early versus late in-stent restenosis in second-generation drug-eluting stents: an optical coherence tomography study
      Aims: In-stent restenosis (ISR) is an important cause of drug-eluting stent (DES) failure and target vessel revascularisation. In this study we aimed to evaluate differences between early and late-presenting restenosis in second-generation DES using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results: Overall, 171 cases of second-generation DES ISR with a follow-up OCT minimum lumen area 3.0 mm 2 were included: 33.3% of patients (n=57) had early ISR ...
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    8. The Curious Incident of Spotty Calcium (in Unstable Atherosclerotic Plaque)

      The Curious Incident of Spotty Calcium (in Unstable Atherosclerotic Plaque)
      Intravascular imaging studies initially using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and more recently using optical coherence tomography (OCT) as well an non-invasive imaging using multidetector computed tomography (CT) have reported spotty calcification small calcium deposits within an atherosclerotic plaque to be a distinct morphologic finding of both plaque instability in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and future atheroma progression even in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
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    9. Characteristics of Early Versus Late In-Stent Restenosis in Second- Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Characteristics of Early Versus Late In-Stent Restenosis in Second- Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Aims: In-stent restenosis (ISR) is an important cause of DES failure and target vessel revascularization. We evaluated differences between early and late-presenting restenosis in second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results: Overall, 171 cases of second-generation DES ISR with a follow-up OCT minimum lumen area 3.0mm2 were included; 33.3% of patients (n=57) had early ISR; and 67.7% (n=114) had late ...
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    10. The REMEDEE-OCT Study : An Evaluation of the Bioengineered COMBO Dual-Therapy CD34 Antibody–Covered Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Compared With a Cobalt-Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stent in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes: Insights From Optical

      The REMEDEE-OCT Study : An Evaluation of the Bioengineered COMBO Dual-Therapy CD34 Antibody–Covered Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Compared With a Cobalt-Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stent in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes: Insights From Optical
      Objectives The aim of the present study was to evaluate vascular healing of the bioengineered COMBO Dual Therapy Stent compared with a cobalt-chromium (CoCr) everolimus-eluting stent (EES) as assessed by optical coherence tomography in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Background CD34+ cells promote endothelial repair after vascular injury. The bioengineered COMBO Dual Therapy Stent combines CD34+ cellcapturing technology with abluminal sirolimus release, but more data from clinical studies evaluating the ...
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    11. Guiding coronary stent implantation

      Guiding coronary stent implantation
      Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone, results from a new study investigating adjunctive imaging modalities showed that the use of a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based stent sizing strategy results in similar minimal stent area (MSA) compared to intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI. Imaging-guided PCI (with both OCT and IVUS) also resulted in improved stent expansion and acute stent-based procedural success compared to ...
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    12. ILUMIEN III Clinical Trial Results from St. Jude Medical Demonstrate Important Findings with Advanced Intravascular Imaging Technology

      ILUMIEN III Clinical Trial Results from St. Jude Medical Demonstrate Important Findings with Advanced Intravascular Imaging Technology
      ...byterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and co-director of medical research and Education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). We will provide more information as it becomes available in the comi...
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    13. Assessing Computational Fractional Flow Reserve From Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Intermediate Coronary Stenosis in the Left Anterior Descending Artery

      Assessing Computational Fractional Flow Reserve From Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Intermediate Coronary Stenosis in the Left Anterior Descending Artery
      Background Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging provides limited information on the functional assessment of coronary stenosis. We evaluated a new approach to OCT imagebased computation modeling, which can be used to estimate the fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with intermediate coronary stenosis. Methods and Results Ninety-two patients with intermediate diameter stenosis in the left anterior descending artery underwent both FFR measurement with pressure wires and OCT examination. Using ...
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    14. Evaluation of Early Healing Profile and Neointimal Transformation Over 24 Months Using Longitudinal Sequential Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments and 3-Year Clinical Results of the New Dual-Therapy Endothelial Progenitor Cell Capturing Sirolimus-Elu

      Evaluation of Early Healing Profile and Neointimal Transformation Over 24 Months Using Longitudinal Sequential Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments and 3-Year Clinical Results of the New Dual-Therapy Endothelial Progenitor Cell Capturing Sirolimus-Elu
      Background Current monotherapy drug-eluting stents are associated with impaired healing, neoatherosclerosis, and late stent thrombosis. The healing profile and neointimal transformation of the first dual-therapy endothelial progenitor cellcapturing sirolimus-eluting stent are unknown. Methods and Results In this prospective, single-center study, 61 patients treated with the Combo stent had optical coherence tomography at baseline, early follow-up (4 monthly groups in a 1:2:2:1 ratio from 2 to 5 months ...
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    15. Understanding Why and When Optical Coherence Tomography Does Not Detect Vulnerable Plaques Is It Important?

      Understanding Why and When Optical Coherence Tomography Does Not Detect Vulnerable Plaques Is It Important?
      The goal of research into the in vivo detection of vulnerable plaques is to provide a clinician with a diagnostic tool that identifies vulnerable plaques prospectively to prevent acute events. This tool must have both a high positive predictive value and a high negative predictive value in the clinical setting (not just against histopathology) and cannot require specific expertise or core-laboratory analysis to determine whether a plaque should be treated ...
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  2. About Cardiovascular Research Foundation

    Cardiovascular Research Foundation

    Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) strives to improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. Our goal is to advance the development and use of safe and effective minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments.  In addition to its world-renowned Core Labs, and the many ground-breaking studies and trials conducted under the Foundation's auspices each year, CRF also sponsors a number of patient-based special projects such as the Women's Health Initiative. Furthermore, through its Data Coordinating and Analysis Center, CRF maintains a vast database of clinical inquiry and outcomes. This important database has been created to track the real-world, long-term effectiveness of new treatment models.
    CRF's dedication to research and education is demonstrated at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) symposium where CRF's distinguished faculty joins forces with more than 600 of the world's leading cardiologists to teach, share and discuss the latest techniques and developments in the field with over 11,000 symposium participants from across the globe. Where once it took years for such theories and practices to achieve currency in the medical community, TCT now ensures the timely dissemination of this critical body of research and therapeutic practice. It is an exchange, as Dr Leon says, "that influences the way hundreds of thousands of patients are treated every year."