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Plaque sealing and passivation with a mechanical self-expanding low outward force nitinol vShield device for the treatment of IVUS and OCT-derived thin cap fibroatheromas (TCFAs) in native coronary arteries: report of the pilot study vShield Evaluated at Cardiac hospital in Rotterdam for Investigation and Treatment of TCFA (SECRITT)

EuroIntervention 2012;8:945-954. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I8A144

Joanna  J. Wykrzykowska
Joanna J. Wykrzykowska1,3, MD; Roberto Diletti1, MD; Juan Luis Gutierrez-Chico1, MD, PhD; Robert Jan van Geuns1, MD, PhD; Wim J. van der Giessen1, MD, PhD; Steven Ramcharitar1, MD, PhD; H. Eric Duckers1, MD, PhD; Carl Schultz1, MD, PhD; Pim de Feyter1, MD, PhD; Martin van der Ent1, MD, PhD; Evelyn Regar1, MD, PhD; Peter de Jaegere1, MD, PhD; Hector M. Garcia-Garcia1, MD, PhD; Rawindra Pawar1, BSc; Nieves Gonzalo1, MD, PhD; Jurgen Ligthart1, BSc; Jean de Schepper4, ME; Nico van den Berg
1. Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. The Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Aims: The aim of the pilot SECRITT trial was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of sealing the high risk IVUS and optical coherence

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