1. Nonculprit Plaques in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Have More Vulnerable Features Compared With Those With Non–Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

    Nonculprit Plaques in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Have More Vulnerable Features Compared With Those With Non–Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

    Background—Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have a higher incidence of recurrent ischemic events. The aim of this study was to compare the plaque characteristics of non-culprit lesions between ACS and non-ACS patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Methods and Results—Patients who had 3-vessel OCT imaging were selected from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) OCT Registry. MGH registry is a multicenter registry of patients undergoing OCT. The prevalence and characteristics of non-culprit plaques were compared between ACS and non-ACS patients. A total of 248 non-culprit plaques were found in 104 patients: 45 plaques in 17 ACS patients ...

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