1. Hiram G. Bezerra

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    2. Laser Imaging: Unraveling Laser Atherectomy Mechanisms of Action with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Laser Imaging: Unraveling Laser Atherectomy Mechanisms of Action with Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose of Review The goal is to review the current data regarding excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) through optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. We aim to reveal the mechanisms of action and principles of use for laser, and to analyze the current supportive data. Recent Findings ELCA is an adjuvant procedure to percutaneous coronary intervention, aimed at properly preparing coronary lesions to optimize stenting. It is an effective atherectomy device ...
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    3. Diagnostic accuracy of intracoronary optical coherence tomography-derived fractional flow reserve for assessment of coronary stenosis severity

      Diagnostic accuracy of intracoronary optical coherence tomography-derived fractional flow reserve for assessment of coronary stenosis severity
      ims: A novel method for computation of fractional flow reserve (FFR) from optical coherence tomography (OCT) was developed recently. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new OCT-based FFR (OFR) computational approach, using wire-based FFR as the reference standard. Methods and results: Patients who underwent both OCT and FFR prior to intervention were analysed. The lumen of the interrogated vessel and the ostia of the side branches ...
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    4. Automated analysis of intravascular OCT image volumes

      Automated analysis of intravascular OCT image volumes
      This disclosure provides systems and methods to automatically classify stent struts as covered or uncovered and to measure the thickness of tissue coverage. As one example, the method includes storing three-dimensional image data acquired intravascularly via an optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus and detecting struts based on analysis of the image data. Image data corresponding to each of the detected struts is further analyzed automatically to compute an indication of ...
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    5. Analysis of optical tomography (OCT) images

      Analysis of optical tomography (OCT) images
      A method includes storing three-dimensional image data acquired intravascularly via an optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus. The image data is analyzed to compute a probability estimate of stent presence at support positions appearing in an A-line. Stent strut locations are located in three-dimensional space based on the computed probability estimate of stent presence.
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    6. Deep neural networks for A-line-based plaque classification in coronary intravascular optical coherence tomography images

      Deep neural networks for A-line-based plaque classification in coronary intravascular optical coherence tomography images
      We develop neural-network-based methods for classifying plaque types in clinical intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) images of coronary arteries. A single IVOCT pullback can consist of 500 microscopic-resolution images, creating both a challenge for physician interpretation during an interventional procedure and an opportunity for automated analysis. In the proposed method, we classify each A-line, a datum element that better captures physics and pathophysiology than a voxel, as a fibrous layer ...
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    7. New Volumetric Analysis Method for Stent Expansion and its Correlation With Final Fractional Flow Reserve and Clinical Outcome An ILUMIEN I Substudy

      New Volumetric Analysis Method for Stent Expansion and its Correlation With Final Fractional Flow Reserve and Clinical Outcome An ILUMIEN I Substudy
      Download figure Open in new tab Download powerpoint Abstract Objectives This study sought to compare conventional methodology (CM) with a newly described optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived volumetric stent expansion analysis in terms of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-derived physiology and device-oriented composite endpoints (DoCE). Background The analysis of coronary stent expansion with intracoronary imaging has used CM that relies on the analysis of selected single cross-sections for several decades ...
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    8. Optimizing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Calcified Lesions Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography of Atherectomy

      Optimizing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Calcified Lesions Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography of Atherectomy
      Optimal coronary stent implantation is among the few successful strategies in preventing stent failures, notably in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis. 1 Understanding the intravascular milieu is a prerequisite for optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Calcified lesions limit stent expansion, the most robust predictor of target lesion revascularization, and are thus associated with worst outcomes. 2 Coronary angiography is a poor discriminator of calcium distribution and thickness. Reliance on angiography ...
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    9. Association of skin autofluorescence with plaque vulnerability evaluated by optical coherence tomography in patients with cardiovascular disease

      Association of skin autofluorescence with plaque vulnerability evaluated by optical coherence tomography in patients with cardiovascular disease
      Background and aims Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) can be measured non-invasively by skin autofluorescence (SAF) whose values are elevated in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an intravascular imaging modality that could allow visualization of plaque composition. We aim to examine the relationship between SAF and plaque composition evaluated by frequency-domain OCT in patients with CVD. Methods We prospectively enrolled 108 patients with ...
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    10. Mobilization of progenitor cells and assessment of vessel healing after second generation drug-eluting stenting by optical coherence tomography

      Mobilization of progenitor cells and assessment of vessel healing after second generation drug-eluting stenting by optical coherence tomography
      Background Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells likely contribute to both endothelial- and smooth muscle cell-dependent healing responses in stent-injured vessel sites. This study aimed to assess mobilization of progenitor cells and vessel healing after zotarolimus-eluting (ZES) and everolimus-eluting (EES) stents. Methods and results In 63 patients undergoing coronary stent implantation, we measured circulating CD34 + CD133 + CD45low cells and serum levels of biomarkers relevant to stem cell mobilization . In 31 patients of ...
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    11. OCT guidance during stent implantation in primary Pci: A randomized multicenter study with nine months of optical coherence tomography follow-up

      OCT guidance during stent implantation in primary Pci: A randomized multicenter study with nine months of optical coherence tomography follow-up
      Aims To assess the possible merits of optical coherence tomography (OCT) guidance in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Methods and results 201 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomized either to pPCI alone (angio-guided group, n = 96) or to pPCI with OCT guidance (OCT-guided group, n = 105) and also either to biolimus A9 or to everolimus-eluting stent implantation. All patients were scheduled for ...
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    12. OCT Made Easy (Textbook)

      OCT Made Easy (Textbook)
      This book, written by premier authors in the field of OCT intravascular imaging, covers the best practices for using OCT to provide high resolution cross-sectional viewing for atherosclerotic plaque assessment, stent strut coverage and apposition, assessment in stent restenosis evaluation, and PCI guide and optimization. Fully illustrated thorughout in a handy, cath-lab side handbook supplemented by online movie clips, OCT Made Easy includes case studies, angiography, CT correlations, and simple ...
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    13. Automated Volumetric Intravascular Plaque Classification Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Automated Volumetric Intravascular Plaque Classification Using Optical Coherence Tomography
      An estimated 17.5 million people died from a cardiovascular disease in 2012, representing 31 percent of all global deaths. Most acute coronary events result from rupture of the protective fibrous cap overlying an atherosclerotic plaque. The task of early identification of plaque types that can potentially rupture is, therefore, of great importance. The state-of-the-art approach to imaging blood vessels is intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT). However, currently, this is ...
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    14. 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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  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.