1. Predictors for target lesion microcalcifications in patients with stable coronary artery disease: an optical coherence tomography study

    Predictors for target lesion microcalcifications in patients with stable coronary artery disease: an optical coherence tomography study

    Background The minimal fibrous cap thickness overlying the necrotic lipid core as well as the presence of macrophages are established characteristics of coronary plaque vulnerability. Recently, the presence of microcalcifications has emerged as a novel feature of vulnerable lesions. However, clinical and plaque morphological predictors of microcalcifications are unknown. Methods In patients with stable coronary artery disease, analysis of plaque morphology ( n  = 112) was performed using optical coherence tomography prior to coronary intervention to assess predictors of microcalcifications. Results Microcalcifications were present in 21/112 (18.7%) lesions. Segments with microcalcifications showed a higher total number of calcifications per lesion ...

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