Evaluation of long-term follow-up with neointimal coverage and stent apposition after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation by optical coherence tomography
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 06/14/2012
Li S et al. – Neointimal growth continued for as long as 48 months after sirolimus–eluting stents (SES) implantation. NIH thickness increased insignificantly from 12 months to 24 months, but markedly increased at 48 months after stent implantation. Late neointimal growth was accompanied by a higher rate of covered struts and lower rate of malapposed stent struts.