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Coronary magnetic resonance angiographic images of a lesion treated with a metal stent and fully bioresorbable polymeric everolimus-eluting scaffold

EuroIntervention 2016;12:1519. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00263

1. Division of Cardiology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2. Division of Diabetic Metabolic Internal Medicine, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 3. Division of Cardiology, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan

A 48-year-old man was referred to our hospital for acute coronary syndrome. Coronary metal stents were implanted at the distal right coronary artery as the culprit lesion (pre-treatment: Panel A; post-treatment: Panel B). After one month, he was readmitted to our hospital in order to treat the remaining coronary artery stenosis. He was enrolled in the ABSORB EXTEND study, and a fully bioresorbable polymeric everolimus-eluting scaffold (Absorb; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) was implanted at the mid left circumflex coronary artery (pre-treatment: Panel C; post-treatment: Panel D). Follow-up coronary computed tomographic angiography was performed at eight months ...

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