Optical coherence tomography assessment of the acute effects of stent implantation on the vessel wall: a systematic quantitative approach.

@article{Gonzalo2009OpticalCT,
  title={Optical coherence tomography assessment of the acute effects of stent implantation on the vessel wall: a systematic quantitative approach.},
  author={Nieves Gonzalo and Patrick W. Serruys and Takayuki Okamura and Zu Jun Shen and Yoshinobu Onuma and H. M. Garcia-Garcia and Giovanna Sarno and Carl Schultz and Robert Jan M van Geuns and J. Ligthart and Evelyn Regar},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2009},
  volume={95 23},
  pages={1913-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To observe and characterise vessel injury after stenting using optical coherence tomography (OCT), to propose a systematic OCT classification for periprocedural vessel trauma, to evaluate its frequency in stable versus unstable patients and to assess its clinical impact during the hospitalisation period. SETTING Stenting causes vessel injury. DESIGN AND INTERVENTIONS All consecutive patients in whom OCT was performed after stent implantation were included in the study. Qualitative… CONTINUE READING