1. Articles from Bo Yu

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    1. Small HDL Subclass is Associated with Coronary Plaque Stability: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

      Small HDL Subclass is Associated with Coronary Plaque Stability: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

      Background The role of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses in atherosclerotic diseases remains an open question. Previous clinical trials have attempted to explore the predictive effect of HDL subspecies on cardiovascular risk. However, no studies have assessed the connections between these subclasses and characteristics of plaque microstructure. Objective To investigate the relationship of HDL subclasses and coronary plaque stability assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods Morphological characteristics of 160 non-target lesions from 85 patients with coronary artery disease were assessed by OCT. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclass profiles were analyzed using non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Results The plasma levels of small ...

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    2. Pre-infarction Angina and Culprit Lesion Morphologies in Patients with a First ST-segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from In Vivo Optical Coherence Tomography

      Pre-infarction Angina and Culprit Lesion Morphologies in Patients with a First ST-segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from In Vivo Optical Coherence Tomography

      Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between pre-infarction angina (PIA) and in vivo culprit lesion characteristics as assessed by intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods and results: A total of 305 consecutive patients with a first STEMI who underwent OCT imaging of culprit lesions during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were prospectively enrolled. OCT findings of the culprit plaque were compared between patients with (n=206) and without PIA (n=99). Patients with PIA showed lower rates of thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) (62.6% vs. 80.8%, P=0 ...

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    3. Non-culprit plaque characteristics in acute coronary syndrome patients with raised hemoglobinA1c: an intravascular optical coherence tomography study

      Non-culprit plaque characteristics in acute coronary syndrome patients with raised hemoglobinA1c: an intravascular optical coherence tomography study

      Background Raised hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) is an indicator of pre-diabetes, which is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease. However, the detailed morphological characteristics of non-culprit plaques in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients remain largely unknown. Methods A total of 305 non-culprit plaques from 216 ACS patients were analyzed by intravascular optical coherence tomography. These patients were divided into three groups according to the serum glycosylated hemoglobin level: normal HbA1c (< 5.7%), pre-diabetes with raised HbA1c (5.7–6.4%) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Results Plaques in patients with raised HbA1c had a longer lipid length (17.0 ± 8.3 ...

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    4. Plasma trimethylamine N-oxide is associated with vulnerable plaque characteristics in CAD patients as assessed by optical coherence tomography

      Plasma trimethylamine N-oxide is associated with vulnerable plaque characteristics in CAD patients as assessed by optical coherence tomography

      Background Plaque vulnerability indicates the risk of a cardiovascular event. In the present study, we sought to analyze the relationship between trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a gut microbiota metabolite from dietary phosphatidylcholine, and vulnerable plaque characteristics in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods One hundred eighty non-culprit plaques from 90 patients with ACS or with stable angina were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). The plasma TMAO levels were measured using rapid resolution liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (RRLC-QTOF/MS). Results Patients were divided into two groups (high TMAO group and low TMAO group) according to the median plasma ...

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      Mentions: Jingbo Hou Bo Yu
    5. Impact of vessel curvature on neointimal healing after stent implantation as assessed by optical coherence tomography

      Impact of vessel curvature on neointimal healing after stent implantation as assessed by optical coherence tomography

      Purpose: Previous studies have indicated that stent implantation could alter the vessel geometry, which may impact the neointimal healing process. Curvature is an important parameter for evaluating vessel geometry. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between vessel curvature and neointimal healing after stent implantation. Methods: Fifty-nine patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent stent implantation were enrolled in the study. According to the post-percutaneous coronary intervention vessel curvature measured by quantitative coronary angiography, patients were divided into high (n = 30) and low (n = 29) curvature groups. Neointimal thickness and area together with the neointimal type ...

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    6. In vivo predictors of plaque erosion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a clinical, angiographical, and intravascular optical coherence tomography study

      In vivo predictors of plaque erosion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a clinical, angiographical, and intravascular optical coherence tomography study

      Aims Plaque erosion is a significant substrate of acute coronary thrombosis. This study sought to determine in vivo predictors of plaque erosion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods and results A prospective series of 822 STEMI patients underwent pre-intervention optical coherence tomography. Using established diagnostic criteria, 209 had plaque erosion (25.4%) and 564 had plaque rupture (68.6%). Plaque erosion was more frequent in women <50 years when compared with those ≥50 years of age ( P  = 0.009). There was a similar, but less striking, trend in men ( P  = 0.011). Patients with plaque erosion were ...

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    7. Correlation of Serum Uric Acid Levels with Nonculprit Plaque Instability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Correlation of Serum Uric Acid Levels with Nonculprit Plaque Instability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level is known to be a prognostic factor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the correlation between SUA level and coronary plaque instability has not been fully evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between SUA level and plaque instability of nonculprit lesions in patients with ACS using optical coherence tomography. A total of 150 patients with ACS who underwent 3-vessel optical coherence tomography were selected. Patients were classified into 3 groups according to tertiles of SUA level. There was a trend towards a thinner fibrous cap (0.15 ...

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    8. Does spotty calcification attenuate the response of nonculprit plaque to statin therapy?: A serial optical coherence tomography study

      Does spotty calcification attenuate the response of nonculprit plaque to statin therapy?: A serial optical coherence tomography study

      Objectives The aim of this study was to determine if spotty calcification decreases the response of plaque progression to statin therapy. Background Previous studies showed that the presence of spotty calcification is a marker of vulnerable plaque. However, the relationship between spotty calcification and plaque progression is not clear. Methods Ninety-six nonculprit lipid-rich plaques in 69 patients who received serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging were included. Plaques were divided into three groups: spotty calcification ( n = 38), calcified ( n = 12) and noncalcified ( n = 46) plaques. Spotty calcification was identified by the presence of a lesion <4 mm in length with ...

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    9. EROSION Study (Effective Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Without Stenting: Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography–Based Management in Plaque Erosion)

      EROSION Study (Effective Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Without Stenting: Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography–Based Management in Plaque Erosion)

      Background— The initial EROSION study (Effective Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Without Stenting: Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography–Based Management in Plaque Erosion) demonstrated that patients with acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion might be stabilized with aspirin and ticagrelor without stenting for ≤1 month. However, a long-term evaluation of outcomes is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess whether the initial benefit of noninterventional therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion is maintained for ≤1 year. Methods and Results— Among 53 patients who completed clinical follow-up, 49 underwent repeat optical coherence tomography imaging at 1 year ...

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    10. Culprit plaque characteristics in women vs men with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: In vivo optical coherence tomography insights

      Culprit plaque characteristics in women vs men with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: In vivo optical coherence tomography insights

      Background It is unclear whether more severe coronary atherosclerosis is a prerequisite to an initial acute coronary event in women vs men. Hypothesis Women may have more severe coronary atherosclerosis than men in patients with acute coronary event. Methods We used intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate gender differences in culprit-plaque morphology in patients with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).We retrospectively enrolled 211 consecutive patients who experienced a first STEMI and underwent an OCT examination of their infarct-related artery before primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Results Of the 211 patients enrolled, 162 (76.7%) were men and ...

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    11. Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Stent Changes as Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography after Sirolimus Stent Implantation

      Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Stent Changes as Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography after Sirolimus Stent Implantation

      There is debate regarding whether smoking results in microstructural changes after stenting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microstructural changes after stenting in patients with different smoking statuses. We retrospectively identified 220 sirolimus-eluting stents in 179 patients who underwent follow-up optical coherence tomography examination 12 months after sirolimus stenting. Subjects were classified as current smokers (CS, n=31), smoking cessation ≤1 year (SC1Y, n=36), smoking cessation >1 year (SC>1Y, n=27) and never smokers (NS, n=85). The neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) area was larger in CS than NS (1.04±0.72 mm 2 versus ...

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    12. Association of Platelet to lymphocyte ratio with non-culprit atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an optical coherence tomography study

      Association of Platelet to lymphocyte ratio with non-culprit atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an optical coherence tomography study

      Background The platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), an indirect inflammatory biomarker, has been recently demonstrated to be associated with severity of coronary artery disease. In the present study, we sought to investigate whether PLR is associated with vulnerable plaque characteristics of non-culprit lesions in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods The patients in our study were divided into two groups (high PLR group and low PLR group). A total of 119 non-culprit plaques from 71 patients with ACS were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Results The non-culprit plaques in high PLR group exhibited thinner fibrous cap thickness (FCT ...

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    13. Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

      Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

      Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the main cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of disease burden in high-income countries. ACS refers to a constellation of clinical symptoms that are compatible with acute myocardial ischemia. It describes a spectrum of clinical manifestations that result from a common pathophysiological process. The most common cause of ACS are rupture of an atherosclerotic lesion containing a large necrotic core and a thin fibrous cap followed by acute luminal thrombosis. It was thought that a high-resolution imaging modality would be ideal to detect high-risk plaques before their disruption and the formation of an ...

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    14. Clinical Significance of Lipid-Rich Plaque Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography : A 4-Year Follow-Up Study

      Clinical Significance of Lipid-Rich Plaque Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography : A 4-Year Follow-Up Study

      Background Lipid-rich plaque (LRP) is thought to be a precursor to cardiac events. However, its clinical significance in coronary arteries has never been systematically investigated. Objectives This study investigated the prevalence and clinical significance of LRP in the nonculprit region of the target vessel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods The study included 1,474 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries undergoing PCI, who had optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the target vessel. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were defined as a composite of cardiac death, acute myocardial infarction, and ischemia-driven revascularization. Patients were followed for ...

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    15. Relation Between Superficial Calcifications and Plaque Rupture: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Relation Between Superficial Calcifications and Plaque Rupture: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Background There are several forms of calcium deposition, which play different roles in the stability of the coronary artery. It remains unknown whether certain calcification morphological characteristics determine rupture of lipid-rich lesions in the same plaque in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods We retrospectively analyzed 550 patients with ACS between May 2008 and October 2014, who had undergone pre-intervention optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging examination. A total of 78 patients with 78 culprit lipid-rich lesions having superficial calcifications on OCT images were included in this study, among which 45 were ruptured lesions with calcium (RC) and 33 were non-ruptured lipid-rich ...

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    16. Impact of statins therapy on morphological changes in lipid-rich plaques stratified by 10-Year framingham risk score: A serial optical coherence tomography study

      Impact of statins therapy on morphological changes in lipid-rich plaques stratified by 10-Year framingham risk score: A serial optical coherence tomography study

      The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of statins therapy on morphological changes of lipid-rich plaques by OCT (optical coherence tomography) in patients with known CHD (coronary heart disease), stratified by FRS. Ninety-seven lipid-rich plaques from sixty-nine patients who received statins therapy and underwent serial OCT images (baseline, 6-month and 12-month) were divided into 2 groups according to the FRS (framingham risk score): low risk group A (FRS<10%, N=35, n=45), moderate to high risk group B (FRS≥10%, N=34, n=52). Fibrous cap thickness (FCT) was measured at its thinnest part 3 times ...

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    17. Chronic total occlusion is associated with a higher incidence of malapposition and uncovered stent struts: OCT findings at 6 months following DES implantation

      Chronic total occlusion is associated with a higher incidence of malapposition and uncovered stent struts: OCT findings at 6 months following DES implantation

      Objectives To compare stent coverage and malapposition in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions and non-CTO lesions (including lipid-rich plaque [LRP] and non-lipid-rich plaque [non-LRP]) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Background Different initial lesion characteristics may be related to heterogeneous vessel responses after DES implantation. However, the vessel response in patients with CTO and non-CTO lesions after stenting is unclear. Methods We retrospectively enrolled 64 patients with 68 target lesions. All of the patients underwent OCT imaging immediate after stenting and 6 months after stenting. LRP was defined as the plaque with lipid content ...

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    18. Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Background Plaque rupture and erosion are the 2 most common mechanisms for acute coronary syndromes. However, the outcome of these 2 distinct pathologies in patients with acute coronary syndromes has never been studied. Methods and Results We retrospectively studied 141 patients with acute coronary syndromes who underwent optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) imaging of the culprit lesion prior to stenting from the Massachusetts General Hospital OCT Registry. Management (stent versus no stent), poststent OCT findings, and outcomes were compared. Among the 141 culprit lesions, rupture was found in 79 (56%) patients and erosion in 62 (44%). Stent implantation was performed in ...

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    19. Is age an important factor for vascular response to statin therapy? A serial optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound study

      Is age an important factor for vascular response to statin therapy? A serial optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound study

      Objective: Age-related structural and functional changes in vessel wall may affect the time course of vascular response to statin therapy. In this study, we sought to compare the response of lipid-rich plaque to statin therapy in elderly versus younger patients using optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound. Patients and methods: Sixty-nine patients who underwent serial optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound at the time point of baseline, 6, and 12 months were divided into two groups according to median age: group A (age<57 years, n=35) and group B (age>=57 years, n=34). Patients were treated with intensive ...

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    20. Chronic kidney disease predicts coronary plaque vulnerability: an optical coherence tomography study

      Chronic kidney disease predicts coronary plaque vulnerability: an optical coherence tomography study

      Objective: The addition of cystatin C to creatinine in calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is known to improve the risk prediction for cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate the associations between eGFRs calculated by three Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and coronary plaque phenotype by optical coherence tomography. Patients and methods: We analyzed 181 nonculprit plaques from 116 coronary artery disease patients. For each patient, the eGFR was calculated using the CKD-EPIcreatinine, CKD-EPIcystatin C, and CKD-EPIcombination equations. Patients were divided into three categories according to the eGFR calculated by each equation (>=90, 60-89, and <60 ml ...

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    21. Comparison of coronary arterial lumen dimensions on angiography and plaque characteristics on optical coherence tomography images and their changes induced by statin

      Comparison of coronary arterial lumen dimensions on angiography and plaque characteristics on optical coherence tomography images and their changes induced by statin

      Background Coronary angiography (CAG) is widely used to assess lumen dimensions, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to evaluate the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque. This study was aimed to compare coronary lumen dimensions using CAG and plaque characteristics using OCT and their changes during statin therapy. Methods We identified 97 lipid-rich plaques from 69 statin-naïve patients, who received statin therapy in the following 12 months. CAG and OCT examinations were conducted at baseline and 12-month follow-up period. Results Lesion length, as measured by CAG, was closely correlated with lipid length by OCT (baseline: r = 0.754, p < 0 ...

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      Mentions: Wei Wang Bo Yu
    22. Prevalence and Predictors of Multiple Coronary Plaque Ruptures In Vivo 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Study

      Prevalence and Predictors of Multiple Coronary Plaque Ruptures In Vivo 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Study

      Objective— Plaque rupture may be the local expression of a widespread coronary instability. This study aimed to investigate: (1) the prevalence and characteristics of nonculprit plaque rupture; (2) the pancoronary atherosclerotic phenotype in patients with and without nonculprit plaque rupture; and (3) the prevalence and predictors of multiple plaque ruptures. Approach and Results— Six hundred and seventy-five nonculprit plaques from 261 patients (34 acute myocardial infarction, 73 unstable angina pectoris, and 154 stable angina pectoris) were analyzed by 3-vessel optical coherence tomography. Nonculprit plaque ruptures were identified in 51 patients (20%). Patients with nonculprit plaque ruptures had higher prevalence of ...

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    23. Effects of Methotrexate in a Rabbit Model of In-Stent Neoatherosclerosis: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Effects of Methotrexate in a Rabbit Model of In-Stent Neoatherosclerosis: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the effects of systemic methotrexate, in combination with a drug-eluting stent, on in-stent neoatherosclerosis in a rabbit model. Sirolimus-eluting stents were surgically implanted in the right common carotid arteries of 200 male New Zealand White rabbits; the animals received a high-fat diet, beginning one week before stent implantation. Each animal was randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups, receiving intravenous injections of either methotrexate (0.4 mg/kg) or placebo weekly for 4 or 12 weeks. Stented arterial segments were harvested after stenting for 4 or 12 weeks, and processed for ...

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    24. Effective anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting: intravascular optical coherence tomography-based management in plaque erosion (the EROSION study)

      Effective anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting: intravascular optical coherence tomography-based management in plaque erosion (the EROSION study)

      Aims Plaque erosion, compared with plaque rupture, has distinctly different underlying pathology and therefore may merit tailored therapy. In this study, we aimed to assess whether patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) caused by plaque erosion might be stabilized by anti-thrombotic therapy without stent implantation. Methods and results This was a single-centre, uncontrolled, prospective, proof-of concept study. Patients with ACS including ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were prospectively enrolled. If needed, aspiration thrombectomy was performed. Patients diagnosed with plaque erosion by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and residual diameter stenosis <70% on coronary angiogram were treated with anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting. OCT ...

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