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Re-examining minimal luminal diameter relocation and quantitative coronary angiography - intravascular ultrasound correlations in stented saphenous vein grafts: methodological insights from the randomised RRISC trial

EuroIntervention 2009;4:633-640 - DOI10.4244/EIJV4I5A106.

O Semeraro
Oscar Semeraro1, MD; Pierfrancesco Agostoni1*, MD; Stefan Verheye1, MD, PhD; Glenn Van Langenhove1, MD, PhD; Paul Van den Heuvel1, MD; Carl Convens1, MD; Frank Van den Branden1, MD; Nico Bruining2, PhD; Paul Vermeersch1, MD; for the RRISC (Reduction of Restenosis In Saphenous vein grafts with Cypher stent) trial investigators
1. Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium ; 2. Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Aims: Angiographic parameters (such as late luminal loss) are common endpoints in drug-eluting stent trials, but their correlation with the neointimal process and their reliability in predi

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