1. Hiram G. Bezerra

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    2. 3-D Stent Detection in Intravascular OCT Using a Bayesian Network and Graph Search

      3-D Stent Detection in Intravascular OCT Using a Bayesian Network and Graph Search

      Worldwide, many hundreds of thousands of stents are implanted each year to revascularize occlusions in coronary arteries. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an important emerging imaging technique, which has the resolution and contrast necessary to quantitatively analyze stent deployment and tissue coverage following stent implantation. Automation is needed, as current, it takes up to 16 hours to manually analyze hundreds of images and thousands of stent struts from a single pullback. For automated strut detection, we used image formation physics and machine learning via a Bayesian network, and 3-D knowledge of stent structure via graph search. Graph search was ...

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    3. Machine Learning Based Analysis of Coronary Stent Images in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Pullbacks (Thesis)

      Machine Learning Based Analysis of Coronary Stent Images in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Pullbacks (Thesis)
      ...re reproducible stent studies. Committee David Wilson, Ph.D (Advisor) Andrew Rollins, Ph.D (Committee Member) Hiram Bezerra, Ph.D (Committee Member) Soumya Ray, MD. Ph.D (Committee Member) Weihong Guo, Ph.D (Committee Me...
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    4. Parameter estimation of atherosclerotic tissue optical properties from three-dimensional intravascular optical coherence tomography

      Parameter estimation of atherosclerotic tissue optical properties from three-dimensional intravascular optical coherence tomography

      We developed robust, three-dimensional methods, as opposed to traditional A-line analysis, for estimating the optical properties of calcified, fibrotic, and lipid atherosclerotic plaques from in vivo coronary artery intravascular optical coherence tomography clinical pullbacks. We estimated attenuation μ t and backscattered intensity I 0 from small volumes of interest annotated by experts in 35 pullbacks. Some results were as follows: noise reduction filtering was desirable, parallel line (PL) methods outperformed individual line methods, root mean square error was the best goodness-of-fit, and α -trimmed PL ( α -T-PL) was the best overall method. Estimates of μ t were calcified ( 3.84 ± 0.95     mm − 1 ...

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    5. 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
      ...dial infarction and stable angina pectoris patients 1. Micheli Zanotti Galon MD^1,*, 2. Zhao Wang PhD^2, 3. Hiram G. Bezerra MD, PhD^3, 4. Pedro Alves Lemos MD, PhD^1, 5. Audrey Schnell PhD^3, 6. David L. Wilson PhD^2,...
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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. 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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    8. 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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    9. Segmentation and quantification for intravascular optical coherence tomography images

      Segmentation and quantification for intravascular optical coherence tomography images

      A system and related methods for automatic or semi-automatic segmentation and quantification of blood vessel structure and physiology, including segmentation and quantification of lumen, guide wire, vessel wall, calcified plaques, fibrous caps, macrophages, metallic and bioresorbable stents are described, and including visualization of results. Calcified plaque segmentation can be used to estimate the distribution of superficial calcification and inform strategies stenting. Volumetric segmentation and quantification of fibrous caps can provide more comprehensive information of the mechanisms behind plaque rupture. Quantification of macrophages can aid diagnosis and prediction of unstable plaque and associated acute coronary events. Automated detection and quantification of ...

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    10. Feasibility of Optical Coherence Tomography in Children with Kawasaki Disease and Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients

      Feasibility of Optical Coherence Tomography in Children with Kawasaki Disease and Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients

      Background —Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution intravascular imaging technique used in adults. We tested the hypothesis that OCT could identify coronary abnormalities not seen by angiography in children with a history of Kawasaki Disease (KD) and pediatric heart transplant (TX) recipients. Methods and Results —KD patients and TX recipients were evaluated between December 2012 and October 2013 with angiography and OCT (Ilumien System, LightLabs, St Jude Medical, Westford, MA). Modifications were made to the adult OCT protocol to adapt this technique for children. Serial cross sectional area (CSA) measurements of the lumen, intima and media were made. Entire ...

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    11. Optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound of double kissing crush coronary bifurcation stenting

      Optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound of double kissing crush coronary bifurcation stenting

      A 55-year-old male underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a Medina 1,1,1 circumflex (LCx) and a first obtuse marginal (OM1) bifurcation lesion. A double kissing crush technique was performed, utilising a 2.75×12 mm everolimus-eluting stent (EES) in OM1 and a XIENCE V 4.0×15 mm EES (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) in the LCx (Online Figure 1). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) runs were performed (Online Figure 2, Online Figure 3, Moving image 1). 3D reconstruction of the OCT further clarified the reconstruction of the bifurcation carina and paving, in particular ...

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    12. Optical coherence tomography of the intracranial vasculature and Wingspan stent in a patient

      Optical coherence tomography of the intracranial vasculature and Wingspan stent in a patient

      A 67-year-old man with medically refractory vertebrobasilar insufficiency and short segment occlusions of the intracranial vertebral arteries was treated with angioplasty and stent placement. Fifteen hours after the procedure the patient developed symptoms of posterior fossa ischemia and repeat angiography showed thrombus formation within the stent which was treated with thrombolytic and aggressive antiplatelet therapy. Angiography revealed lysis of the clot, but concerns regarding the mechanism of the thrombotic phenomenon prompted frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) assessment. FDOCT provided excellent visualization of the stent and vessel wall interactions, as well as excluding residual flow-limiting stenosis, obviating the need for further ...

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    13. Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography evaluation of a patient with Kawasaki disease and severely calcified plaque

      Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography evaluation of a patient with Kawasaki disease and severely calcified plaque
      ...ons + New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan , * Kensuke Takagi Affiliations + New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan , * Hiram G. Bezerra Affiliations + University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States , * Su...
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  2. About Hiram G. Bezerra

    Hiram G. Bezerra, M.D., is with the University Hospitals Case Medical Center-Interventional Cardiovascular Center and Research & Innovation Center.