Alfazir Omar

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the long-term safety and efficacy of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) compared with other limus-eluting stents and bare metal stents (BMS) in ACS patients. BACKGROUND There have been concerns about the long-term safety of drug-eluting stents in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. METHODS The study cohort(More)
Premature antiplatelet therapy discontinuation (ATD) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is known to predict stent thrombosis (ST). However, recent data suggest that a shorter antiplatelet therapy duration is safe with newer generation DESs. The study aimed to compare the impact of early and late clopidogrel ATDs on ST in a real-world registry of(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare neointimal tissue characteristics between bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES) at long-term follow-up using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS). BACKGROUND Neoatherosclerosis in neointima has been reported in BMS and in DES. METHODS Thirty patients(More)
Percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of acute myocardial infarction is known to predict stent thrombosis (ST). This study aims to compare the ST rates across different coronary subsets. This was an observational cohort study from a large, single-center registry. Included were 12,198 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary(More)
Stent fracture has been recognized as one cause of stent failure and has been associated with in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis, even in 2nd-generation drug-eluting stents. Given the wide use of drug-eluting stents and paucity of contemporary data available concerning stent fracture, we reviewed clinical studies and the Food and Drug Administration's(More)
OBJECTIVES This study utilized grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to explore the relationship between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and culprit lesion characteristics in patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND Low HDL-C is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Previous IVUS studies have(More)
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