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    2. Proximal optimization technique and kissing balloon inflations with the bioresorbable vascular scaffold for coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary intervention

      Proximal optimization technique and kissing balloon inflations with the bioresorbable vascular scaffold for coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary intervention

      Proximal optimization technique and final kissing balloon inflations with noncompliant balloons facilitate success with coronary bifurcation intervention. The use of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds has been postulated to reduce the risk of in-stent restenosis, a particular problem with bifurcation intervention. We present a case of bifurcation intervention in a 49-year-old woman, using for the first time, proximal optimization and kissing balloon inflation within bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, using optical coherence tomography guidance.

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    3. Optical coherence tomography imaging of the patent ductus arteriosus: First known uses in congenital heart disease

      Optical coherence tomography imaging of the patent ductus arteriosus: First known uses in congenital heart disease

      Background: Angiography is used to assess ductal morphology and caliber during interventional closure of the ductus arteriosus. We are evaluating the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate ductal anatomy given the potential benefit of superior resolution and lower radiation. Methods: Standard angiograms were performed on two patients with patent ductus arteriosus prior to device occlusion. OCT was then used to obtain high-resolution three-dimensional vessel reconstructions. Devices were chosen based on angiographic measurements. Results: OCT resulted in excellent three-dimensional anatomic definition, with elliptical narrowest lumenal measurements of 2.2 x 3.1 mm and 1.6 x 2.3 ...

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    4. Differences determined by optical coherence tomography volumetric analysis in non-culprit lesion morphology and inflammation in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and stable angina pectoris patients

      Differences determined by optical coherence tomography volumetric analysis in non-culprit lesion morphology and inflammation in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and stable angina pectoris patients

      Background: While the current methodology for determining fibrous cap (FC) thickness of lipid plaques is based on manual measurements of arbitrary points, which could lead to high variability and decreased accuracy, it ignores the three-dimensional (3-D) morphology of coronary artery disease. Objective: To compare, utilizing optical coherence tomography (OCT) assessments, volumetric quantification of FC and macrophage detection using both visual assessment and automated image processing algorithms in non-culprit lesions of STEMI and stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients. Methods: Lipid plaques were selected from 67 consecutive patients (1 artery/patient). FC was manually delineated by a computer-aided method and automatically classified ...

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    5. New Insights on acute expansion and longitudinal elongation of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds In-Vivo and at bench test: A note of caution on reliance to compliance charts and nominal length

      New Insights on acute expansion and longitudinal elongation of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds In-Vivo and at bench test: A note of caution on reliance to compliance charts and nominal length

      Objectives : We performed systematic optical coherence tomography (OCT) analyses after BVS implantation in a “real world” setting aiming at evaluating scaffold expansion and longitudinal integrity. Background : A comprehensive elucidation of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds´ (BVS) acute performance in the “real-world” setting is lacking Methods : Acute BVS expansion compared with compliance chart information and longitudinal integrity were assessed in 29 patients (32 lesions) by OCT. In addition, bench experiments with 4 scaffolds were performed with different combinations of deployment pressures and tube stiffness. Results : Scaffold underexpansion, using compliance chart information as reference, was observed in 97% of OCT cross-sections in vivo; however ...

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    6. Mechanisms of Atherothrombosis and Vascular Response to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Women Versus Men With Acute Myocardial Infarction : Results of the OCTAVIA (Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Gender Diversity in Primary Angiop

      Mechanisms of Atherothrombosis and Vascular Response to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Women Versus Men With Acute Myocardial Infarction : Results of the OCTAVIA (Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Gender Diversity in Primary Angiop

      Objectives This study sought to assess in vivo sex differences in the pathophysiology of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and vascular response to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Background There is no consensus on whether differences in the pathophysiology of STEMI and response to primary PCI between women and men reflect biological factors as opposed to differences in age. Methods In this prospective, multicenter study, 140 age-matched men and women with STEMI undergoing primary PCI with everolimus-eluting stent were investigated with intravascular optical coherence tomography, histopathology-immunohistochemistry of thrombus aspirates, and serum biomarkers. Primary endpoints were the percentages of culprit plaque ...

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    7. Gated optical coherence tomography (OCT)

      Gated optical coherence tomography (OCT)

      Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with gated optical coherence tomography (OCT) are described. One example method includes generating an image control signal to control an OCT apparatus to acquire an image of an embryonic heart at a specified point in time during a cardiac cycle of the embryonic heart. The method may also include controlling the OCT apparatus to acquire the image based on the image control signal. In different examples, the image may be acquired in vivo or from an excised heart that is paced. The OCT apparatus and the embryonic heart may be housed in an environmental ...

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    8. Cleveland Clinic / CWRU NIH Grant for Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery

      Cleveland Clinic / CWRU NIH Grant for Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery
      ...ial. In addition to the research activity, r. Ehlers will enroll in the Clinical Research Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University to further hone his research skills and develop a foundation for a successful ...
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    9. Impact of Main-Branch Calcified Plaque on Side-Branch Stenosis in Bifurcation Stenting: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Impact of Main-Branch Calcified Plaque on Side-Branch Stenosis in Bifurcation Stenting: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in bifurcations is routinely performed, however this procedure is associated with higher rates of adverse events compared non-bifurcation PCI [1,2]. While bifurcation PCI per se leads to progressively higher rates of periprocedural myocardial infarction as its complexity increases (i.e., 1- vs. 2-stent technique) [3], side-branch (SB) stenosis (SBS) after main-branch (MB) stenting may further contribute to myocardial ischemia and necrosis; in addition, it might require additional intervention and resource utilization.

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    10. Comparison of scanning electron microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for imaging of coronary bifurcation stents

      Comparison of scanning electron microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for imaging of coronary bifurcation stents

      Background: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new intracoronary imaging modality that has excellent resolution and image quality and has been used to image neointimal coverage after stent implantation. OCT has been compared to histologic, intravascular ultrasound, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies. However, OCT has not been compared with SEM for imaging stent coverage over side branches. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare OCT with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in imaging neointimal coverage over stent struts bridging coronary side-branch ostia. Methods: Using a balloon-overstretch in-stent restenosis model, we deployed 38 everolimus-eluting stents across coronary bifurcations in ...

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    11. Three-dimensional correction of conduction velocity in the embryonic heart using integrated optical mapping and optical coherence tomography

      Three-dimensional correction of conduction velocity in the embryonic heart using integrated optical mapping and optical coherence tomography
      ...ited States Case Western Reserve University, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States C...
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    12. Intravascular Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Carotid Artery Disease in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients

      Intravascular Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Carotid Artery Disease in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients

      Objectives The goal of this study was to investigate carotid plaque characteristics in symptomatic versus asymptomatic patients with the use of nonocclusive optical coherence tomography (OCT). Background The identification of asymptomatic patients with carotid disease who are at risk of stroke remains a challenge. There is an increasing awareness that plaque characteristics may best risk-stratify this population. We hypothesized that OCT, a new high-resolution (∼10 μm) imaging modality, might be useful for the identification of low-risk versus high-risk carotid plaque features and help us to understand the relationship between carotid diameter stenosis and plaque morphology to ischemic stroke. Methods Fifty-three ...

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    13. Case Western Reserve University Receives NIH Grant for Integrated Imaging of the Form and Function of the Beating Embryonic Heart

      Case Western Reserve University Receives NIH Grant for Integrated Imaging of the Form and Function of the Beating Embryonic Heart
      ...rategies based on FA/MI prevention of birth defects to benefit public health.

      Case Western Reserve University receives a 2014 NIH grant for $373,641 for Integrated Imaging of the Form and ...

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  2. About Case Western Reserve University

    Case Western Reserve University

    Case Western Reserve University. Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University.   Here at the BIL our researchers focus on the development of optical imaging technologies with focus on the development of solutions to specific clinical or research applications. Our primary tool of optical imaging is optical coherence tomography (OCT).