1. Clinical considerations and recommendations for OCT-guided carotid artery stenting

    Clinical considerations and recommendations for OCT-guided carotid artery stenting

    Introduction : Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an intravascular imaging providing high-resolution images of morphological features of arterial wall. Nowadays, OCT is an accepted intravascular modality to study coronary arteries, stent implantation and vessel injury. In the last decade, an increasing interest have been focused on the application of OCT in carotid arteries. Areas covered : Literature evidence in the application of OCT in carotid arteries still remains debated. So far, OCT has been used as a research tool, aiming to evaluate atherosclerotic plaques’ features and stents’ behavior after implantation. This paper is intended to summarize clinical evidences and practices in the ...

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