Clinical, Angiographic, and Procedural Correlates of Acute, Subacute, and Late Absorb Scaffold Thrombosis
Stephen G. Ellis, Giuseppe Steffenino, Dean J. Kereiakes, Gregg W. Stone, R.J. van Geuns, Alexandre Abizaid, Holger Nef, Bernardo Cortese, Luca Testa, Maurizio Menichelli, Corrado Tamburino, Tommaso Gori, Takeshi Kimura, Patrick W. Serruys, Salvatore Brugaletta, Manel Sabaté and Run-Lin Gao
Principal Risk Factors for Absorb Scaffold Thrombosis
The 4 principal risk factors for Absorb scaffold thrombosis are illustrated with supporting data: small reference vessel size and final minimal lumen diameter (MLD) (by quintile and with optimal cutpoint), implantation technique, and specifically, no post-dilatation (PD) with >1.1:1–sized balloon, and being off dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) at the time of thrombosis or matching follow-up time. QCA = quantitative coronary angiography; RVD = reference vessel diameter.