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Multiple BVS implantation in the left anterior descending artery (LAD).

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posted on 25.01.2018, 18:46 by Constantin von zur Mühlen, Simon Reiss, Axel J. Krafft, Lisa Besch, Marius Menza, Manfred Zehender, Timo Heidt, Alexander Maier, Thomas Pfannebecker, Andreas Zirlik, Jochen Reinöhl, Peter Stachon, Ingo Hilgendorf, Dennis Wolf, Philipp Diehl, Tobias Wengenmayer, Ingo Ahrens, Christoph Bode, Michael Bock

Left: result in the coronary angiogram with 3 proximal and overlapping scaffolds. One drug eluting stent (SYNERGY 2.5/20mm) was implanted distally, since BVS was not deliverable to this area. MRI at baseline shows open scaffolds in 3D FLASH and 3D TSE, while the distal DES causes significant artefacts not allowing for judgement of vessel patency. Especially the black blood 3D TSE sequences confirm open scaffolds at baseline and after one year in this symptom-free patient.

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