Over the past decade, a number of new percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) have been introduced, each offering advantages and disadvantages. In conjunction with the introduction of new PCI enhancements, including drug-eluting stents (DES), advanced imaging systems have emerged, including optical coherence tomography (OCT). This high-resolution intracoronary imaging technique has provided new insight into the characterisation of coronary atherosclerosis and the interaction between the stent and the vessel wall.
Nieves Gonzalo - Interventional Cardiology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Javier Escaned - Interventional Cardiology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Fernando Alfonso - Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Institute at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid
The publication of this information was supported by St. Jude Medical.