Evaluation of the peri-strut low intensity area following sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents implantation: Insights from an optical coherence tomography study in humans
International Journal of Cardiology, 05/15/2012
Otake H et al. – The prevalence of peri–strut low intensity area (PLIA) was significantly higher in paclitaxel–eluting stents (PES) than in sirolimus– (SES). The presence and extent of PLIA might be associated with intimal thickening after 1st–generation DES implantation.