Why change from permanent to bioabsorbable polymer?

With an unrestricted educational grant from BIOTRONIK

Learning Objectives

  • To become familiar with a novel analysis of OCT that allows the differentiation between mature and immature neointima
  • To gain insight into the difference bioresorbable versus permanent polymer DES
  • To explore what future clinical conclusions could be drawn from these analysis

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Introduction and objectives
  • What have we learned from preclinical studies: insights from OCT surveillance and histopathology
  • What are the implications we draw from strut coverage for clinical practice?
  • Tissue characterisation by OCT with bioabsorbable versus permanent polymer DES
  • Can we really shorten dual antiplatelet therapy?
  • Take-home message