Professor Akasaka gives a comprehensive, case-based overview of optimising stent implantation using IVUS
- Using IVUS pre-PCI to decide on stent diameter, length and precisely mark landing zone
- IVUS assessment during PCI to identify complications of PCI (i.e. edge dissection, intramural haematoma etc) and adequacy of PCI result (i.e. apposition and expansion).
- Confirming post-PCI result with IVUS should improve patient outcomes, by avoiding stent thrombosis and reducing MACE