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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Difficulties with optical coherence tomography in assessment of an in-stent restenosis lesion

Department of Cardiology, Aayush Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. R S. Venkata Subrahmanya Sarma
Department of Cardiology, Aayush Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jicc.jicc_31_21

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In-stent restenosis (ISR) is a critical drawback of coronary stents, although initially described as benign, guidelines both support the use of intravascular imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of stent failure (Class IIa); however, our case highlights the limitation of optical coherence tomography in the assessment of the ISR (stent failure), it also highlights the association of self-limited severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 illness and an acute coronary syndrome ISR presentation.

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