IVUS-Guided Stent Implantation to Improve Outcome: A Promise Waiting to be Fulfilled

@inproceedings{Rogacka2009IVUSGuidedSI,
  title={IVUS-Guided Stent Implantation to Improve Outcome: A Promise Waiting to be Fulfilled},
  author={Renata Rogacka and Azeem M Latib and Antonio Colombo},
  booktitle={Current cardiology reviews},
  year={2009}
}
The use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to improve acute angiographic results was already shown in the prestent era. Various studies demonstrated the efficacy of IVUS in balloon sizing and estimating the extent of positive remodeling. With the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) the rate of restenosis has been significantly reduced but a new concern, the risk of stent thrombosis, has emerged. The association of stent underexpansion with stent thrombosis was observed for bare metal… CONTINUE READING
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