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Intravascular ultrasound, angioscopic and histopathological characterisation of heterogeneous patterns of restenosis after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation: insights into potential “thromborestenosis” phenomenon

EuroIntervention 2010;6:380-387.

Yuji Oikawa
Yuji Oikawa1, MD; Junji Yajima1, MD; Marco A. Costa2, MD, PhD; Shunsuke Matsuno1, MD; Masafumi Akabane1, MD; Ryuichi Funada1, MD; Toshiro Inaba1, MD; Yuya Nakagawa1, MD; Michinari Nakamura1, MD ; Kazuyuki Nagashima1, MD; Hajime Kirigaya1, MD; Ken Ogasawara1, MD; Hitoshi Sawada1, MD; Tadanori Aizawa1, MD
1. Department of Cardiology, The Cardiovascular Institute Tokyo, Japan; 2. University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Aims: Histopathology of DES restenosis remains unclear. The purpose is to examine restenotic tissue characteristics after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) and comparing with that after bare-me

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