1. Searching Between the Plaques Layers to Understand the Past and Predict the Future ∗

    Searching Between the Plaques Layers to Understand the Past and Predict the Future ∗

    The layers of the earth and the fossils hidden within the rocks reveal to the geologist the secrets of the past, sending him back for a trip millions of years long. Pathologists and nowadays cardiologists try to do the same, interrogating the vessel wall and atherosclerotic plaques, looking for the missing pieces of the complex puzzle that determine the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction and sudden death. Tian et al. 1 should be congratulated for their effort to collect new insights on the “in vivo” anatomy of coronary lesions, using a complex approach combining intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT ...

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