Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-40245
Templin, C; Meyer, Martin; Müller, M F; Djonov, V; Hlushchuk, R; Dimova, I; Flueckiger, S; Kronen, P W; Sidler, M; Klein, K; Nicholls, F; Ghadri, J R; Weber, K; Paunovic, D; Corti, R; Hoerstrup, S P; Lüscher, T F; Landmesser, U (2010). Coronary optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) for in vivo evaluation of stent healing: comparison with light and electron microscopy. European Heart Journal, 31(14):1792-1801.
The present study demonstrates that OFDI is a highly promising tool for accurate evaluation of coronary stent strut coverage, as supported by a high agreement between OFDI and light and electron microscopic analysis. Furthermore, our data indicate that optical density measurements can provide additional information with respect to the type of stent strut coverage, i.e. fibrin vs. neointimal coverage. Therefore, coronary OFDI analysis will provide important information on the biocompatibility of coronary stents.
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