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Optical Coherence Tomography May Improve Safety and Outcomes for Stenting Procedures in Heart Disease Patients Compared to Conventional Angiography


Results from a large-scale clinical trial results could increase usage of high resolution imaging for guiding interventional coronary procedures:

Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to guide stent implantation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be safer and lead to better outcomes for heart disease patients than angiography-guided PCI alone, the most commonly used method.

These are the findings from the largest clinical trial of its kind comparing the two methods for this procedure. The “ILUMIEN IV: OPTIMAL PCI” study results were presented on Sunday, August 27, in a Hot Line session at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC 2023) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and published in The New England Journal of Medicine

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