Heleen MM van Beusekom

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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 to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate whether rapid endothelialization of stainless steel stents with a functional endothelium prevents stent thrombosis and reduces the restenotic process. BACKGROUND A "pro-healing" approach for prevention of post-stenting restenosis is theoretically favored over the use of cytotoxic or cytostatic local(More)
Regeneration of infarcted myocardium by injecting stem cells has been proposed to prevent heart failure. We studied the i.c. administration of human umbilical cord blood stem cells (USSC) in a porcine model of myocardial infarction (MI) and reperfusion. In 15 swine, MI was induced by balloon-occlusion of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCX) for 2 h(More)
Protein ubiquitylation plays a central role in multiple signal transduction pathways. However, the substrate specificity and potential developmental roles of deubiquitylating enzymes remain poorly understood. Here, we show that the Drosophila ubiquitin protease UBP64 controls cell fate in the developing eye. UBP64 represses neuronal cell fate but promotes(More)
BACKGROUND Stent restenosis is an infrequent but poorly understood clinical problem in the drug-eluting stent era. The aim of the study was to evaluate the morphologic characteristics of stent restenosis by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS Patients (n = 24, 25 vessels) presenting with angiographically documented stent restenosis were included.(More)
BACKGROUND With the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT), alterations of the reflectance characteristics of everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) struts have been reported in humans. In the absence of histology, the interpretation of the appearances of the struts by OCT remains speculative. We therefore report OCT findings with(More)
BACKGROUND As bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) are being increasingly used in complex real-world lesions and populations, BVS thrombosis cases have been reported. We present angiographic and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in a series of patients treated in our center for definite bioresorbable scaffold thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
We demonstrate intravascular photoacoustic imaging of human coronary atherosclerotic plaque. The data was obtained from two fresh human coronary arteries ex vivo, showing different stages of disease. A 1.25 mm diameter intravascular imaging catheter was built, comprising an angle-polished optical fiber adjacent to a 30 MHz ultrasound transducer. Specific(More)
BACKGROUND With the thrombogenic tendency and permanent implant nature of metallic stents, synthetic polymers have been proposed as candidate materials for stents and local drug delivery designs. We investigated the biocompatibility of several synthetic polymers after experimental placement in the coronary artery. METHODS AND RESULTS Five different(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stent implantation with respect to the long-term changes they induce in the newly formed endothelium in porcine coronary arteries by studying both morphological and functional parameters of the endothelium at 2 weeks and 3 months after intervention. BACKGROUND Problems(More)