1. Stent Helpers: IVUS, OCT and FFR -- Intravascular Tools At EuroPCR

    Stent Helpers: IVUS, OCT and FFR -- Intravascular Tools At EuroPCR
    This graphic shows three intravascular imaging/therapeutic modalities that were making news this month, both in the U.S. and in Paris at the EuroPCR meeting ending tomorrow. Clockwise they are Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR). You can read more about these in depth in Angioplasty.Org's Intravascular Imaging Center. Briefly, OCT and IVUS are ways of imaging the inside of a coronary artery during a standard invasive catheterization or angioplasty. Both of these imaging technologies can help the cardiologist see things not visible on standard X-ray angiography (an angiogram is essentially ...
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