"Radio-lucent" and "radio-opaque" coronary stents characterized by multislice computed tomography

M (Masato) Otsuka, S (Shuzou) Tanimoto, George Sianos, N Kukreja, A.C. Weustink, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys, Pim Feijter

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A 71-year-old man was admitted with stable angina pectoris. The coronary lesion in the obtuse marginal branch was successfully treated with a BVS bioabsorbable poly-L-lactic acid everolimus-eluting coronary stent and a Cypher stent. On multislice computed tomography (MSCT) coronary angiography performed after stenting, the in-stent lumen within radio-lucent polymer struts of the BVS stent was clearly depicted. In contrast, the metallic struts of the Cypher stent hampered precise in-stent luminal evaluation due to blooming artifact. Non-metallic coronary stents composed of radio-lucent polymers might have potential advantages compared to metallic stents with respect to non-invasive MSCT imaging. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)E8-E10
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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