Coronary interventions

Bioresorbable vascular scaffold treatment induces the formation of neointimal cap that seals the underlying plaque without compromising the luminal dimensions: a concept based on serial optical coherence tomography data

EuroIntervention 2015;11:746-756 published online ahead of print October 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M10_06

Christos Bourantas
Christos V. Bourantas1, MD, PhD; Patrick W. Serruys1*, MD, PhD; Shimpei Nakatani1, MD; Yao-Jun Zhang1, PhD; Vasim Farooq1, MBChB, MRCP; Roberto Diletti1, MD; Jurgen Ligthart1, BSc; Alexander Sheehy2, MSc; Robert-Jan M. van Geuns1, MD, PhD; Dougal McClean3, MD; Bernard Chevalier4, MD; Stephan Windecker5, MD; Jacques Koolen6, MD, PhD; John Ormiston7, MBChB; Robert Whitbourn8, MD; Richard Rapoza2, PhD; Susan Veldhof9, RN; Yoshinobu Onuma1, MD; Hector M. Garci
1. Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA; 3. Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand; 4. Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, France; 5. Bern University Hospital, Bern, S

Aims: To evaluate the implications of an Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb BVS) on the morphology of the superficial plaques.

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