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OCT Education Library

Explore additional educational resources to learn more about OCT imaging in a variety of formats.

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OCT Videos on Abbott’s VuMedi Channel

VuMedi is an online video education platform for healthcare providers. After creating a free account, you have access to a wide range of video content that’s available at any time and at your convenience.

Abbott Cardiovascular YouTube Channel

Access videos on coronary-related topics.

On-demand webinars

Access the latest webinars on coronary-related topics.

CMO webcast series

Dr. Nick West, Abbott's Vascular Chief Medical Officer (CMO) leads conversations on trending topics, new clinical data and disease awareness with physicians from around the globe.

Social Media and OCT-ober

OCT-ober is Abbott’s annual educational initiative on Twitter @AbbottCardio to teach about OCT and highlight the role and impact of image-guided PCI. Launched in 2018, the campaign has established #OCTimaging hashtag for OCT-related conversations. Since then, it has been used in more than 2K tweets and reached over 4MM impressions,* amplifying the awareness of imaging across the globe.

The content is published in a form of short tweetorials (a thread of tweets) and covers a range of topics such as the basics of OCT, why optimize PCI with OCT, how to diagnose coronary calcium with OCT, how to identify in-stent restenosis (ISR) with OCT and more.

Check out these short, digestible threads by year and topic:

2018: The Basics of OCT Imaging

2019: Why and How to optimize PCI with #OCTimaging

2020: OCT and MLD MAX Workflow

2021: OCT and Coronary Calcium #TheCalciumFiles

  • Coronary Medical Education

    For additional coronary medical educational resources, check out live and virtual events, courses and more

References:

*Symplur Data. #OCTimaging Hashtag. 2018-2022.

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Indications The OPTIS™ Software and AptiVue™ E Series Software are intended to be used only with compatible OPTIS™ Imaging Systems.

The OPTIS™ Imaging System with a compatible Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter is intended for the imaging of coronary arteries and is indicated in patients who are candidates for transluminal interventional procedures. The compatible Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheters are intended for use in vessels 2.0 to 3.5 mm in diameter. The compatible Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheters are not intended for use in the left main coronary artery or in a target vessel which has undergone a previous bypass procedure.

The OPTIS™ Imaging System is intended for use in the catheterization and related cardiovascular specialty laboratories and will further compute and display various physiological parameters based on the output from one or more electrodes, transducers, or measuring devices. The physician may use the acquired physiological parameters, along with knowledge of patient history, medical expertise and clinical judgment to determine if therapeutic intervention is indicated.

Contraindications: The OPTIS™ Integrated System and Mobile System with Software are contraindicated where introduction of any catheter would constitute a threat to patient safety. Contraindications include:

  • Bacteremia or sepsis
  • Major coagulation system abnormalities
  • Patients diagnosed with coronary artery spasm
  • Patients disqualified for CABG surgery
  • Patients disqualified for PTCA
  • Severe hemodynamic instability or shock
  • Total occlusion
  • Large thrombus
  • Acute renal failure

NOTE: The systems have no patient alarm functions. Do not use for cardiac monitoring.
 

Warnings:

  • Appropriate anticoagulant and vasodilator therapy must be used during the procedure as needed.
  • Observe all advancement and movement of the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter under fluoroscopy. Always advance and withdraw the catheter slowly. Failure to observe device movement fluoroscopically may result in vessel injury or device damage.
  • Leave the guidewire engaged with the catheter at all times during use. Do not withdraw or advance the guidewire prior to withdrawing the catheter.
  • If resistance is encountered during advancement or withdrawal of the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter, stop manipulation and evaluate under fluoroscopy. If the cause of resistance cannot be determined or mitigated, carefully remove the catheter and guidewire together.
  • The Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter should never be forced into lumens that are narrower than the catheter body or forced through a tight or heavily calcified lesion.
  • The Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter should not be advanced through abnormally tortuous anatomy.
  • When advancing or retracting a catheter with a monorail tip through a stented vessel, the catheter may engage the stent between the junction of the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter and guidewire, resulting in entrapment of catheter/guidewire, catheter tip separation, and/or stent dislocation.
  • Refer to the contrast media’s instructions-for-use for general warnings and precautions relating to use of the contrast media.
  • To protect the privacy and security of sensitive information, including electronic protected health information (EPHI), and to protect the integrity of the system itself, the system should be located in a physically secure, access controlled environment.
  • Do not use the OPTIS™ Imaging System if there is reason to believe the system's security has been compromised or if the system was unaccounted for a period of time (i.e. misappropriated, modified or tampered with).
     

Precautions:

  • Safety and effectiveness have been established for the following patient population: adult patients undergoing non-emergent percutaneous coronary interventions in lesions with reference vessel diameters between 2.0 to 3.5 mm, which were not located in the left main coronary artery or in a target vessel which has undergone previous bypass procedures.
  • For optimal imaging, only use 100% contrast media.
  • Store the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter at ambient temperature in a dry location out of direct sunlight.
  • Never attempt to attach or detach a Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter to the DOC while the “lock” LED is lit.
  • Do not kink, sharply bend, pinch, or crush the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter at any time.
  • The Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter is for single use only. Do not reuse, re-sterilize, or reprocess.
  • The Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter is sterilized by ethylene oxide and is intended for one time use only. Non-pyrogenic. Do not use if the package is opened or damaged.
  • After use, the Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with accepted medical practice and applicable laws and regulations.
  • The Dragonfly™ Imaging Catheter has no user serviceable parts. Do not attempt to repair or alter any part of the catheter assembly as provided.

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Indications: The Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter with the OCT Imaging System is intended for the imaging of coronary arteries and is indicated in patients who are candidates for transluminal interventional procedures. The Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter is intended for use in vessels 2.0 to 3.5 mm in diameter. The Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter is not intended for use in the left main coronary artery or in a target vessel which has undergone a previous bypass procedure.

Contraindications: Use of the Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter is contraindicated where introduction of any catheter would constitute a threat to patient safety. Contraindications include:

  • Bacteremia or sepsis
  • Major coagulation system abnormalities
  • Patients disqualified for CABG surgery
  • Patients disqualified for PTCA
  • Severe hemodynamic instability or shock
  • Patients diagnosed with coronary artery spasm
  • Total occlusion
  • Large thrombus
  • Acute renal failure


Warnings and Precautions:

  • Store at ambient temperature in a dry location out of direct sunlight.
  • Ensure the catheter is at room temperature (10°C to 32°C) before use.
  • This device is sterilized by ethylene oxide and is intended for one time use only. Non-pyrogenic. Do not use if the package is opened or damaged. Do not reuse or re-sterilize.
  • Appropriate anticoagulant and vasodilator therapy must be used during the procedure as needed.
  • Observe all advancement and movement of the Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter under fluoroscopy. Always advance and withdraw the catheter slowly. Failure to observe device movement fluoroscopically may result in vessel injury or device damage. To assure proper placement do not move the guide wire after the Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter is in place.
  • If resistance is encountered during advancement or withdrawal of the Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter, stop manipulation and evaluate under fluoroscopy. If the cause of resistance cannot be determined or mitigated, carefully remove the catheter from the patient.
  • Use the minimum flush rate and volume required to image the desired anatomy.
  • After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with accepted medical practice and applicable laws and regulations.
  • The instructions for use are recyclable. Dispose of all packaging materials appropriately.
  • Refer to contrast media Instructions for Use for general warnings and precautions relating to contrast media.
  • This package contains a Sterile Single Use Only Device. Any attempt to re-use or re-sterilize may compromise the structural integrity of this device.
  • Do not remove the Dragonfly™ OPTIS™ Imaging Catheter from the DOC until the procedure is complete to avoid a potential sterility breach.
  • Always verify that the catheter has been properly prepared prior to inserting into vasculature.


Potential Adverse Events: The following complications may occur as a consequence of intravascular imaging:

  • Coronary artery spasm
  • Unstable angina
  • Allergic reaction to the contrast media
  • Arterial dissection, injury or perforation
  • Thrombus formation, abrupt closure, or total occlusion
  • Abnormal heart arrhythmias
  • Embolism
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Death

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