Response by Meneveau and Ecarnot to Letter Regarding Article, “Optical Coherence Tomography to Optimize Results of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: Results of the Multicenter, Randomized DOCTORS Study (Does Optical Coherence Tomography Optimize Results of Stenting)”
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We read with interest the letters by Vallurupalli and Uretsky and also Dr Nadir relating to the results of the DOCTORS study (Does Optical Coherence Tomography Optimize Results of Stenting).1 We thank the authors for their insightful remarks.
Vallurupalli and Uretsky raise an interesting point when they underline that a prolonged inflation time is superior to a rapid inflation/deflation technique in terms of both stent expansion and apposition. We acknowledge that we did not take stent inflation time into account in the case report form of the DOCTORS study. The arguments put forward by Vallurupalli and Uretsky suggest that this variable should be systematically recorded and reported. However, we cannot state with certainty that the failure to take this parameter into account in any way impacted the results of the DOCTORS study. Indeed, the randomized design, by its nature, partially compensates …