1. Morphologic Features of Carotid Plaque Rupture Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

    Morphologic Features of Carotid Plaque Rupture Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rupture of the plaque fibrous cap and subsequent thrombosis are the major causes of stroke. This study evaluated morphologic features of plaque rupture in the carotid artery by using optical coherence tomography in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six carotid plaque s with high-grade stenosis were prospectively imaged by optical coherence tomography . “ Plaque rupture ” was defined as a plaque containing a cavity that had overlying residual fibrous caps. The fibrous cap thickness was measured at its thinnest part for both rupture d and non rupture d plaque s. The distance between the minimum fibrous cap thickness site and ...

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