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Assessment of the absorption process following bioabsorbable everolimus-eluting stent implantation: temporal changes in strain values and tissue composition using intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency data analysis. A substudy of the ABSORB clinical trial.


1. Thoraxcenter. Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Cardialysis BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 3. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; 4. Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus, Denmark; 5. Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Aims: The main objective was to use IVUS-backscatter radiofrequency (IVUS-RF) to assess the degradation of a bioabsorbable stent by measuring serial changes in dense calcium (DC) and necrot

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