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What percentage of time does the use of IVUS change the treatment decision?

Published By : Boston Scientific

Published On : Dec 28, 2018 11:25:35 AM

Interventional Cardiology

According to the ADAPT-DES IVUS Substudy, the use of IVUS changed the treatment decision 74% of the time*

 
  • IVUS use was associated with longer stent length and larger stent size without increasing periprocedural MI or the number of stents
  • IVUS use was associated with reduction of MACE in complex lesions
 
 

Reference:

*ADAPT-DES IVUS Substudy: Utility of IVUS in Delineating the Mechanism of and Preventing Stent Thrombosis, Akiko Maehara, MD, Cardiovascular Research Foundation/Columbia University Medical Center, NY.

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