Increased thin-cap neoatheroma and periprocedural myocardial infarction in drug-eluting stent restenosis: multimodality intravascular imaging of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents.

@article{Ali2013IncreasedTN,
  title={Increased thin-cap neoatheroma and periprocedural myocardial infarction in drug-eluting stent restenosis: multimodality intravascular imaging of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents.},
  author={Ziad A. Ali and Tomasz Roleder and Jagat S. Narula and Bibhu D. Mohanty and Usman Baber and Jason C Kovacic and Gary S. Mintz and Fumiyuki Otsuka and Stephen Pan and Renu Virmani and Samin K. Sharma and Pedro Rolando Grandes Moreno and Annapoorna S Kini},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={507-17}
}
BACKGROUND Re-endothelialization is delayed after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. In this setting, neointima is more prone to become lipid laden and develop neoatherosclerosis (NA), potentially increasing plaque vulnerability. METHODS AND RESULTS Optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy with intravascular ultrasound were used to characterize NA in 65 (51 DES and 14 bare-metal stents) consecutive symptomatic patients with in-stent restenosis. Median duration poststent… CONTINUE READING