1. Gary S. Mintz

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Optical coherence tomography-guided PCI – Authors' reply

      Optical coherence tomography-guided PCI – Authors' reply
      We read with interest the Correspondence by Rahman Shah regarding our 2016 ILUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial. 1 In nearly all previous studies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) guided by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or optical coherence tomography (OCT), the most important predictor of follow-up events was the minimum stent area, followed by edge dissections and untreated disease. 2 , 3 Nine randomised trials 4 have compared IVUS guidance versus angiography guidance ...
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    5. Characteristics of Earlier Versus Delayed Presentation of Very Late Drug‐Eluting Stent Thrombosis: An Optical Coherence Tomographic Study

      Characteristics of Earlier Versus Delayed Presentation of Very Late Drug‐Eluting Stent Thrombosis: An Optical Coherence Tomographic Study
      Background The pathophysiology underlying very late drug‐eluting stent ( DES ) thrombosis is not sufficiently understood. Using optical coherence tomography, we investigated characteristics of very late stent thrombosis ( VLST ) according to different onset times. Methods and Results A total of 98 patients from 10 South Korean hospitals who underwent optical coherence tomography for evaluation of very late DES thrombosis were retrospectively included in analyses. VLST occurred at a median of 55 ...
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    6. 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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    7. Neoatherosclerosis assessed with optical coherence tomography in restenotic bare metal and first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents

      Neoatherosclerosis assessed with optical coherence tomography in restenotic bare metal and first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents
      Although reported in bare metal stents (BMS) and first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), little is known about neoatherosclerosis in second-generation DES. We used optical coherence tomography to evaluate neoatherosclerosis among different stent generations. Overall, 274 in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions (duration from implantation 56.947.2 months) in 274 patients were assessed for the presence of neoatherosclerosis. Neoatherosclerosis was identified in 38.7% of lesions (106/274): 23.0% second-generation DES (38 ...
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    8. Coronary Plaque Characteristics in Hemodialysis-Dependent Patients as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Coronary Plaque Characteristics in Hemodialysis-Dependent Patients as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Coronary arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been shown to exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and calcium. We aimed to assess characteristics of coronary plaque in hemodialysis (HD)-dependent patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 124 patients with stable angina who underwent OCT imaging. Sixty-two HD-dependent patients who underwent pre-intervention OCT for coronary artery disease (CAD) were compared 1:1 with ...
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    9. Guiding Light: Insights Into Atherectomy by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Guiding Light: Insights Into Atherectomy by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Coronary calcification presents multiple technical challenges in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with suboptimal procedural results and an increase in subsequent adverse clinical events (1) . Currently, there is no standardized evidence-based strategy for PCI of calcified coronary lesions. Decisions for the use of adjunctive atheroablationshown to increase the acute procedural success rates (2) are based on visual estimation of calcification severity on angiography (with its inherent limitations [3 ...
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    10. Optical coherence tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound and with angiography to guide coronary stent implantation (ILUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI): a randomised controlled trial

      Optical coherence tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound and with angiography to guide coronary stent implantation (ILUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI): a randomised controlled trial
      Background Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance has been shown to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) after PCI, principally by resulting in a larger postprocedure lumen than with angiographic guidance. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides higher resolution imaging than does IVUS, although findings from some studies suggest that it might lead to smaller luminal diameters after stent implantation. We sought ...
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    11. Utility of near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of thin-cap neoatherosclerosis

      Utility of near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of thin-cap neoatherosclerosis
      Aims Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been employed to assess the composition of the atherosclerotic plaques in native coronary arteries. However, little is known about the detection of neoatherosclerosis by NIRS in in-stent restenosis (ISR). The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between the distribution of lipid determined by NIRS and morphology of ISR on optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results We performed both NIRS and OCT ...
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and healing documented by optical coherence tomography

      Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and healing documented by optical coherence tomography
      An otherwise healthy 57-year-old female patient with no risk factors for coronary artery disease presented to the emergency room with acute chest pain. The patient had been taking appetite suppressant (dimethylamylamine, Oxyelite Pro, (USP Labs) for the last 7 days. 1 , 2 Electrocardiography showed no abnormalities although both serum creatinine kinase-MB (3.59ng/mL) and troponin I (8,310pg/mL) were elevated. Coronary angiography revealed extensive and abrupt lumen narrowing ...
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  2. About Gary S. Mintz

    Gary S. Mintz

    Gary S. Mintz, MD, is Medical Director of Publications & Websites at Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and serves as Editor-in-Chief of TCTMD.com. He is a pioneer and a recognized authority in the field of intravascular ultrasound. Previously, Dr Mintz served as the Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program and of the Cardiovascular Training and Education Center at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. His prior university employment included Professor of Medicine (Likoff Cardiovascular Institute) and Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Hahnemann University. His responsibilities at Hahnemann University included Director of the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program, senior attending physician, and senior interventional cardiologist. Dr Mintz completed medical school, internship and residency, and his cardiology fellowship at Hahnemann Medical College and Hahnemann University Hospital.