In this thesis, we established and validated novel methods for evaluation of metallic and polymeric devices. Furthermore, standardized methods for comparison of metallic stents and bioresorbable scaffolds were proposed. These methods were further applied in clinical trials to evaluate acute and long-term performance of coronary implants for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

Financial support by Abbott Vascular Japan for the publication of this thesis is gratefully acknowledged
P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick) , Y. Onuma (Yoshinobu)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Nakatani, S. (2016, May 23). Validation and clinical application of novel coronary imaging methods to assess metallic or bioresorbable coronary stents. Retrieved from