OCT can be useful in identifying lesions with a high risk of ISA and guide the procedure strategy in order to minimise risk and optimize the final result.
Factors Influencing Incomplete Stent Apposition
At follow-up, OCT can assess the presence of late acquired malapposition and provide insight into its mechanisms. Finally, stent apposition has been observed more often with OCT than IVUS; IVUS studies suggest a possible relationship between incomplete DES apposition and subsequent thrombosis. However, the clinical significance of incomplete stent strut apposition as evaluated with OCT is not completely understood.
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