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1/Welcome to our third #OCTober #Tweetorial 🎃🤓. Here we’ll talk
about how #OCTImaging can help detect the mechanisms of in-stent
restenosis (ISR) to guide treatment. #imagefirst #imagelast

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2/ What causes ISR? Stent underexpansion and neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) are the two predominant mechanisms of stent failure, as cited in this expert consensus document of the European Association of PCI:

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3/Here’s how stent underexpansion and NIH are seen on angiography and OCT respectively. To spot NIH, look for a large layer of growth on top of an already fully expanded stent.

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1/Welcome to our second OCTober #Tweetorial 🎃🤓. We’ll talk about diagnosing and treating calcific plaque with #OCTImaging. #imagefirst

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2/The absence of intravascular imaging may lead to underestimation of calcium and improper diagnosis, as seen in the chart below, courtesy of Richard Shlofmitz, MD. #OCTImaging #imagefirst

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3/Calcific plaque is characterized as having low attenuation (light penetrates deep, can see tissue) & clear, delineated edges (appear as “islands” or “rocks”). In this image, calcific plaque is observed from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock.
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1/Welcome to our first OCT #Tweetorial! We'll cover a few key
concepts and share a step-by-step guide on the basics of image
interpretation 🤓 #imagefirst #OCTimaging

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2/First things first, what is OCT?

OCT stands for optical coherence tomography which is an imaging modality that uses near-infrared light to provide high definition images of the artery.

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3/What are the basic elements of an OCT image? Here's what you see in a radial cross-sectional view:

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