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Implantation of a novolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold with a strut thickness of 100 µm showing evidence of self-correction

EuroIntervention 2015;11:204 published online ahead of print February 2015. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY15M02_01

1. Department of Cardiology, Medizinische Klinik I, University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany; 2. Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Practical concerns regarding poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-based bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) are mostly related to the strut thickness of 150 µm. Implantation may cause more vessel injury as well as non-laminar flow and activation of platelet function. Furthermore, constraints of deliverability preclude BRS use in the presence of tortuosity or severe calcification. The PLLA-based novolimus-eluting DESolve® 100 scaffold (Elixir Medical Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) has a strut thickness of 100 µm. Complete degradation is achieved within two years. Furthermore, it has wider expansion ranges than other BRS and self-correction properties corresponding to nominal diameters, which can resolve minor malapposition.

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