Shigenobu Inami

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OBJECTIVES We examined the neointimal characteristics of bare-metal stents (BMS) in extended late phase by the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT). BACKGROUND The long-term neointimal(More)
BACKGROUND Although in-stent restenosis (ISR) after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation is considered to be clinically benign, ISR is often associated with adverse complications, such as acute(More)
AIMS The neointimal coverage and intracoronary thrombi within stented segments at 6 months after implantation between sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) and bare metal stents (BMSs) were compared by(More)
BACKGROUND Although coronary angiograms after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation show late luminal narrowing beyond 4 years, the detailed changes inside the BMS have not yet been fully elucidated.(More)
BACKGROUND Thin cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is considered to be a vulnerable plaque. Virtual Histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) can precisely identify TCFA in vivo. Intense yellow plaque on(More)