Long-term follow-up evaluation after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation by optical coherence tomography: do uncovered struts persist?

@article{Takano2008LongtermFE,
  title={Long-term follow-up evaluation after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation by optical coherence tomography: do uncovered struts persist?},
  author={Masamichi Takano and Masanori Yamamoto and Shigenobu Inami and D Shigeki Murakami and Koji Seimiya and Takayoshi Ohba and Yoshihiko Seino and Kyoichi Mizuno},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={968-9}
}
s w t o t n t b w o the Editor: Presently, occurrence of late stent thrombosis (LST) fter drug-eluting stent implantation is a major clinical concern. lthough LST is an infrequent complication, LST can lead to erious results. A long-term follow-up study revealed recently that ST occurs at a constant rate of 0.6%/year for up to 3 years after rug-eluting stent implantation (1). Regarding pathological coniderations, a delayed arterial healing characterized by incomplete ndothelialization and… CONTINUE READING
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