Differential impact of five coronary devices on plaque size: insights from the ABSORB and SPIRIT trials.

@article{GarciaGarcia2014DifferentialIO,
  title={Differential impact of five coronary devices on plaque size: insights from the ABSORB and SPIRIT trials.},
  author={H. M. Garcia-Garcia and Patrick W. Serruys and Carlos M Campos and Yoshinobu Onuma},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={175 3},
  pages={441-5}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary plaque size modification, by either local (device) or systemic treatments, has been the target for many years. METHODS From ABSORB Cohort A (Absorb BVS 1.0), ABSORB Cohort B (Absorb BVS 1.1), SPIRIT FIRST (Multi-Link Vision vs. Xience V) & SPIRIT II (Xience V vs. Taxus), we calculated the total plaque area (vessel minus lumen area - thus it comprises both compartments - the plaque behind struts and the neointima.) changes by IVUS. RESULTS A total of 313 patients were… CONTINUE READING