Analysis of 1 year virtual histology changes in coronary plaque located behind the struts of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold

Brugaletta, Salvatore; Gomez-Lara, Josep; Garcia-Garcia, Hector M; Heo, Jung Ho; Farooq, Vasim; van Geuns, Robert J; Chevalier, Bernard; Windecker, Stephan; McClean, Dougal; Thuesen, Leif; Whitbourn, Robert; Meredith, Ian; Dorange, Cecile; Veldhof, Susan; Rapoza, Richard; Ormiston, John A; Serruys, Patrick W (2012). Analysis of 1 year virtual histology changes in coronary plaque located behind the struts of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold. International journal of cardiovascular imaging, 28(6), pp. 1307-14. Dordrecht: Springer

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Serial intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH) after implantation of metallic stents has been unable to show any changes in the composition of the scaffolded plaque overtime. The everolimus-eluting ABSORB scaffold potentially allows for the formation of new fibrotic tissue on the scaffolded coronary plaque during bioresorption. We examined the 12 month IVUS-VH changes in composition of the plaque behind the struts (PBS) following the implantation of the ABSORB scaffold. Using IVUS-VH and dedicated software, the composition of the PBS was analyzed in all patients from the ABSORB Cohort B2 trial, who were imaged with a commercially available IVUS-VH console (s5i system, Volcano Corporation, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA), immediately post-ABSORB implantation and at 12 month follow-up. Paired IVUS-VH data, recorded with s5i system, were available in 17 patients (18 lesions). The analysis demonstrated an increase in mean PBS area (2.39 ± 1.85 mm(2) vs. 2.76 ± 1.79 mm(2), P = 0.078) and a reduction in the mean lumen area (6.37 ± 0.90 mm(2) vs. 5.98 ± 0.97 mm(2), P = 0.006). Conversely, a significant decrease of 16 and 30% in necrotic core (NC) and dense calcium (DC) content, respectively, were evident (median % NC from 43.24 to 36.06%, P = 0.016; median % DC from 20.28 to 11.36%, P = 0.002). Serial IVUS-VH analyses of plaque located behind the ABSORB struts at 12-month demonstrated an increase in plaque area with a decrease in its NC and DC content. Larger studies are required to investigate the clinical impact of these findings.

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:

1569-5794

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:21

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:29

PubMed ID:

22108907

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7208 (FactScience: 212393)

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