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Target lesion revascularisation of bioresorbable metal scaffolds: a case series study and literature review

EuroIntervention 2021;16:1100-1103. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-19-00421

1. Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, IDIBAPS (Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain; 2. Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Universitat de Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain; 3. Cardiology Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, INCLIVA, Departamento de Medicina, Universitat de València, València, Spain; 4. Interventional Cardiology Unit, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; 5. Department of Cardiology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarra, Spain; 6. Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain; 7. Section of Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA


Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) were introduced into clinical practice to overcome long-term limitations of drug-eluting stents (DES), but they were instead associated with a high rate of target lesion revascularisation (TLR) and thrombosis. Whereas scaffold discontinuity was the most frequent mechanism for polymeric BRS TLR1, there are no studies on the causes of second-generation drug-eluting absorbable metal scaffold (MgBRS) TLR (Magmaris; Biotronik, Bülach, Switzerland). We sought to determine the optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in patients who experienced an MgBRS TLR. Moreover, we performed a systematic review of the reported cases.


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