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Impact of PSP Technique on Clinical Outcomes Following Bioresorbable Scaffolds Implantation

Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, Biomedical Investigation Institute, IDIBAPS, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(2), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7020027
Received: 31 December 2017 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 26 January 2018 / Published: 6 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Vascular Medicine)
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) were introduced in clinical practice to overcome the long-term limitations of newer-generation drug-eluting stents. Despite some initial promising results of the Absorb BRS, safety concerns have led to the discontinuation of the commercialization of this device. Several retrospective studies have assessed the impact of the so-called Pre-dilation, Sizing and Post-dilation (PSP) technique concluding that an optimal PSP technique can improve clinical outcomes following BRS implantation. In this article, the definition of the PSP technique, and the current evidence of its impact on clinical outcomes are put in perspective. Additionality, the relationship between the PSP technique and the dual-antiplatelet therapy to prevent scaffold thrombosis is addressed. Finally, the future perspectives of BRS technology in clinical practice are commented. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioresorbable scaffolds; bioresorbable vascular scaffolds; prognosis; PSP technique; scaffold thrombosis; dual-antiplatelet therapy bioresorbable scaffolds; bioresorbable vascular scaffolds; prognosis; PSP technique; scaffold thrombosis; dual-antiplatelet therapy
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Ortega-Paz, L.; Brugaletta, S.; Sabaté, M. Impact of PSP Technique on Clinical Outcomes Following Bioresorbable Scaffolds Implantation. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 27.

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