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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in PCI for in-stent restenosis (ISR): rationale and design of the SEDUCE (Safety and Efficacy of a Drug elUting balloon in Coronary artery rEstenosis) study

EuroIntervention 2011;7:K100-K105.

in-stent restenosis drug-eluting balloon everolimus-eluting stent optical coherence tomography Abstract

Background: The optimal treatment of bare metal stent restenosis is still not defined. The most employed contemporary option is the implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES). However, this procedure implies the addition of a second metal layer in the vessel wall, which is linked to delayed healing. Furthermore, there may be a increased risk of malapposition of both struts of the bare metal and the newly implanted drug-eluting stent. These phenomena may give rise to an increased risk of stent thrombosis in this patient population. Recently, drug-eluting balloons (DEB) ...

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