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BACKGROUND Late stent thrombosis (LST) after Cypher and Taxus drug-eluting stent placement has emerged as a major concern. Although the clinical predictors of LST have been reported, specific morphological and histological correlates of LST remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS From a registry totaling 81 human autopsies of drug-eluting stents, 46 (62(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term safety of drug-eluting stents (DES) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains uncertain. Using autopsy data, we evaluated the pathological responses of the stented segment in patients treated with DES for AMI and compared with patients with stable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS From the CVPath Registry of 138 DES autopsies, we(More)
It is often important to rapidly detect an increase in the incidence rate of a given disease or other medical condition. It has been shown that when disease counts are sequentially available from a single region, a univariate control chart designed to detect rate increases, such as a one-sided cumulative sum chart, is very effective. When disease counts are(More)
Despite the reduction in late thrombotic events with newer-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), late stent failure remains a concern following stent placement. In-stent neoatherosclerosis has emerged as an important contributing factor to late vascular complications including very late stent thrombosis and late in-stent restenosis. Histologically,(More)
Although rare, stent thrombosis remains a severe complication after stent implantation owing to its high morbidity and mortality. Since the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES), most interventional centers have noted stent thrombosis up to 3 years after implantation, a complication rarely seen with bare-metal stents. Some data from large registries and(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for assessment of vascular healing in a preclinical animal model and human autopsy cases and to translate the findings to the assessment of vascular healing after drug-eluting stent implantation in clinical practice. APPROACH AND RESULTS Drug-eluting and bare metal stents were imaged 28 and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although emerging data from preclinical and clinical studies suggests a reduction of in-stent restenosis with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma agonists, the reduction of neointimal growth via anti-inflammatory mechanisms has not been explored. METHODS AND RESULTS Hypercholesterolemic New Zealand White rabbits (n=45)(More)
T hree main types of vascular calcification have been reported: medial Mönckeberg arterial calcification, inti-mal calcification associated with atherosclerosis, and infantile calcification. In the current review article, we will focus on (intimal) calcification related to coronary atherosclerosis, although other beds will be also mentioned. Atherosclerotic(More)
OBJECTIVE TRM-484 is a novel drug consisting of nanoparticles of prednisolone with high affinity to chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). This may allow for neointimal suppression via directed targeting to areas of injury at systemic concentrations low enough to avoid adverse side effects known to occur with oral delivery of steroids. METHODS AND(More)