1. Culprit lesion morphology in young patients with st-segment elevated myocardial infarction: A clinical, angiographic and optical coherence tomography study

    Culprit lesion morphology in young patients with st-segment elevated myocardial infarction: A clinical, angiographic and optical coherence tomography study

    Background and aims About 20% of patients with ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) are young adults. Morphological characteristics of culprit lesion in young STEMI patients have not been systematically evaluated in vivo . The present study aimed to investigate culprit lesion characteristics in young patients versus older patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods 1442 STEMI patients who underwent OCT examination of culprit lesion were included and divided into young group (age ≤50 years, n = 400) and older group (age >50 years, n = 1042). Clinical characteristics, angiography and OCT findings were compared between the two groups. Results Culprit lesions in STEMI ...

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