Contemporary practice and technical aspects in coronary intervention with bioresorbable scaffolds: A European perspective
EuroIntervention , Volume 11 - Issue 1 p. 45- 52
Aims: Next to patient characteristics, the lack of a standardised approach for bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation is perceived as a potential explanation for the heterogeneous results reported so far. To provide some guidance, we sought to find a consensus on the best practices for BVS implantation and management across a broad array of patient and lesion scenarios. Methods and results: Fourteen European centres with a high volume of BVS procedures combined their efforts in an informal collaboration. To get the most objective snapshot of different practices among the participating centres, a survey with 45 multiple choice questions was prepared and conducted. The results of the survey represented a basis for the technical advice provided in the document, whereas areas of controversy are highlighted. Conclusions: Consensus criteria for patient and lesion selection, BVS implantation and optimisation, use of intravascular imaging guidance, approach to multiple patient and lesion scenarios, and management of complications, were identified.
|Organisation||Department of Cardiology|
Tamburino, C, Latib, A, van Geuns, R.J.M, Sabate, M, Mehilli, J, Gori, T, … Dudek, D. (2015). Contemporary practice and technical aspects in coronary intervention with bioresorbable scaffolds: A European perspective. EuroIntervention (Vol. 11, pp. 45–52). doi:10.4244/EIJY15M01-05