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Post-PCI OCT Findings and the Clinical Significance

  • Taishi Yonetsu
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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been utilized in the catheterization laboratories as an adjunctive tool to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure. Given the excellent spatial resolution, OCT is capable of the detailed assessment of post-stent findings such as stent expansion, apposition of strut, stent edge dissection, or tissue protrusion into the stent. However, clinical implications of those OCT findings have not been elucidated because of the insufficiency of the evidence relevant to clinical outcomes. This chapter sought to summarize the existing studies investigating the impact of post-PCI findings on subsequent clinical outcomes and to explore potential OCT-derived end-points for successful PCI.

Keywords

Stent restenosis Stent edge dissection Minimal lumen area stent malapposition in-stent protrusion 

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  • Taishi Yonetsu
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  1. 1.Department of Interventional CardiologyTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan

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