Intravascular ultrasound optimization of drug-eluting stents: still not enough data.

Drug-eluting stents (DES) have significantly improved clinical outcome in patients undergoing coronary intervention, but stent thrombosis has posed some limitations for their use, particularly, in more complex lesion types. Stent underexpansion, malaposition, and incomplete lesion coverage have been identified as the key mechanisms by which DES may fail to… CONTINUE READING