1. Clinical determinants of coronary artery disease burden and vulnerability using optical coherence tomography co-registered with intravascular ultrasound

    Clinical determinants of coronary artery disease burden and vulnerability using optical coherence tomography co-registered with intravascular ultrasound

    Objectives: We investigated clinical determinants of disease burden and vulnerability using optical coherence tomography (OCT) co-registered with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in a large cohort of patients. Methods: A total of 704 patients [44.5% with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)] underwent coronary intervention. IVUS plaque burden and OCT lipid, macrophage and calcium indices and the presence of thrombus, plaque rupture and thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) were analyzed. Results: Median patient age was 66 years with 81.8% men, 34.4% with diabetes mellitus and 15.5% with preadmission statins. Median lesion length was 25.7 mm, and 33.0% had a TCFA ...

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