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Serial optical coherence tomography of drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis treated with the Absorb bioresorbable scaffold: an effective treatment?

EuroIntervention 2015;10:e1 published online e-article March 2015. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I11A224

1. Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom; 2. Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Mancheste
Severe drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery was treated with a 3.0×28 mm Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb BVS; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA). Seven-month scheduled angiography demonstrated no significant change with a fully patent treated LAD vessel with TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) 1 flow in the septal branch (Figure 1A).

Figure 1. Baseline and seven-month coronary angiography and optical coherence tomography of drug-eluting stent-in-stent restenosis treated with the Absorb BVS.

Potential advantages of the Absorb BVS for the treatment of ISR include avoidance of multiple permanent metallic stent layers, limus-based drug ...

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