Imaging assessment of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds

Yohei Sotomi, Pannipa Suwannasom, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Carlos Collet, Shimpei Nakatani, Takayuki Okamura, Takashi Muramatsu, Yuki Ishibashi, Hiroki Tateishi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Taku Asano, Yuki Katagiri, Constantin von zur Muehlen, Kengo Tanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yukio Ozaki, Patrick W. Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma

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Abstract

Vascular reparative therapy has become a reality with bioresorbable scaffolds (BRSs). To assess acute and long-term performance of the device, multimodality imaging would be essential. Radiopacity of metal hinders the imaging assessment, whereas radiolucent polymeric scaffolds allow for a precise imaging assessment with either invasive or non-invasive modality at baseline and at follow-up, which is one of the advantages of polymeric BRSs. Recent large trials evaluating clinical results of the first-generation BRS technology raised concerns about the safety and efficacy of these devices, namely, scaffold thrombosis. Intensive research with multimodality imaging in the field is being conducted to have in-depth understanding of the issues, which will facilitate the improvement of implantation techniques and the development of the next-generation BRSs. The current review focuses on the clinical application of the imaging modalities to assess the short- and long-term performance of the Absorb BVS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalCardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sotomi, Y., Suwannasom, P., Tenekecioglu, E., Collet, C., Nakatani, S., Okamura, T., Muramatsu, T., Ishibashi, Y., Tateishi, H., Miyazaki, Y., Asano, T., Katagiri, Y., von zur Muehlen, C., Tanabe, K., Kozuma, K., Ozaki, Y., Serruys, P. W., & Onuma, Y. (2018). Imaging assessment of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics, 33(1), 11-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12928-017-0486-5