Head to head comparison of optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound echogenicity and virtual histology for the detection of changes in polymeric struts over time: insights from the ABSORB trial

Brugaletta, Salvatore; Gomez-Lara, Josep; Bruining, Nico; Radu, Maria D; van Geuns, Robert-Jan; Thuesen, Leif; McClean, Dougal; Koolen, Jacques; Windecker, Stephan; Whitbourn, Robert; Oberhauser, James; Rapoza, Richard; Ormiston, John A; Garcia-Garcia, Hector M; Serruys, Patrick W (2012). Head to head comparison of optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound echogenicity and virtual histology for the detection of changes in polymeric struts over time: insights from the ABSORB trial. EuroIntervention, 8(3), pp. 352-8. Toulouse: Europa Digital & Publishing

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To analyse and to compare the changes in the various optical coherence tomography (OCT), echogenicity and intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (VH) of the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (ABSORB) degradation parameters during the first 12 months after ABSORB implantation. In the ABSORB study, changes in the appearance of the ABSORB scaffold were monitored over time using various intracoronary imaging modalities. The scaffold struts exhibited a progressive change in their black core area by OCT, in their ultrasound derived grey level intensity quantified by echogenicity, and in their backscattering ultrasound signal, identified as "pseudo dense-calcium" (DC) by VH.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan

ISSN:

1774-024X

Publisher:

Europa Digital & Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:37

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:29

PubMed ID:

22130182

Web of Science ID:

000307866200010

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15026 (FactScience: 222180)

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