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Head to head comparison of optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound echogenicity and virtual histology for the detection of changes in polymeric struts over time: insights from the ABSORB trial

EuroIntervention 2012;8:352-358 published online ahead of print November 2011. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I3A54

Salvatore Brugaletta
Salvatore Brugaletta1,2, MD; Josep Gomez-Lara1, MD; Nico Bruining1, PhD; Maria D. Radu1, MD; Robert-Jan van Geuns1, MD, PhD; Leif Thuesen3, MD; Dougal McClean4, MD; Jacques Koolen5, MD, PhD; Stephan Windecker6, MD, PhD; Robert Whitbourn7, MD; James Oberhauser8, PhD; Richard Rapoza8, PhD; John A. Ormiston9, MBChB, PhD; Hector M. Garcia-Garcia1,10, MD, PhD; Patrick W. Serruys1*, MD, PhD
1. Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Thorax Institute, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; 3. Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 4. Christchurch Hospital, Christc

Aims: To analyse and to compare the changes in the various optical coherence tomography (OCT), echogenicity and intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (VH) of the eve

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