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Abstract #2799

Coronary MRI allows Assessment and Monitoring of Coronary Patency and Blood Flow Velocity Quantification in Patients treated with Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Simon Reiss1, Axel Joachim Krafft1, Marius Menza1, Lisa Caroline Besch2, Timo Heidt2, Christoph Bode2, Constantin von zur Mühlen2, and Michael Bock1

1Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, 2Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, University Heart Center, Freiburg, Germany

Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (BVS) provide a new and rapidly evolving alternative to drug eluting metal stents (DES) in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Besides potential advantages over DES in the restoration of the vessel function and reduction of post-interventional angina BVS allow for artifact-free coronary MRI of scaffolded arteries. In this study, we demonstrate that MRI for non-invasive monitoring of coronary arteries after BVS implantation is feasible by assessing coronary patency in a group of 11 patients initially and one year post-intervention.

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