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A simple risk score for prediction of contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention: development and initial validation.
OBJECTIVES We sought to develop a simple risk score of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Although several risk factors for CIN have beenExpand
A prospective natural-history study of coronary atherosclerosis.
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic plaques that lead to acute coronary syndromes often occur at sites of angiographically mild coronary-artery stenosis. Lesion-related risk factors for such events are poorlyExpand
In-stent restenosis in the drug-eluting stent era.
The introduction of the drug-eluting stent (DES) proved to be an important step forward in reducing rates of restenosis and target lesion revascularization after percutaneous coronary intervention.Expand
American College of Cardiology Clinical Expert Consensus Document on Standards for Acquisition, Measurement and Reporting of Intravascular Ultrasound Studies (IVUS). A report of the American College
Preamble......1479 The present document is an Expert Consensus Document that includes evidence about the standards for the acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular ultrasoundExpand
Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies: a report from the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available toExpand
Expert review document on methodology, terminology, and clinical applications of optical coherence tomography: physical principles, methodology of image acquisition, and clinical application for
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel intravascular imaging modality, based on infrared light emission, that enables a high resolution arterial wall imaging, in the range of 10-20 microns.Expand
Angiographic patterns of in-stent restenosis: classification and implications for long-term outcome.
BACKGROUND The angiographic presentation of in-stent restenosis (ISR) may convey prognostic information on subsequent target vessel revascularizations (TLR). METHODS AND RESULTS We developed anExpand
Vascular complications associated with arteriotomy closure devices in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures: a meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the safety of arteriotomy closure devices (ACDs) versus mechanical compression by meta-analysis in patients undergoing percutaneous transfemoral coronaryExpand
The prognostic implications of further renal function deterioration within 48 h of interventional coronary procedures in patients with pre-existent chronic renal insufficiency.
BACKGROUND Acute deterioration in renal function is a recognized complication after coronary angiography and intervention. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the impact on acute andExpand
Incomplete neointimal coverage of sirolimus-eluting stents: angioscopic findings.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to use angioscopy to investigate the amount of neointimal coverage after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation. BACKGROUND Sirolimus-eluting stents reduceExpand