1. Articles from takahiro kawamoto

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    1. Calcified plaque ablated by rotational atherectomy visualised by optical coherence tomography

      Calcified plaque ablated by rotational atherectomy visualised by optical coherence tomography

      This paper also includes accompanying supplementary data published online at: http://www.pcronline.com/eurointervention/86th_issue/62 Calcification is visualised by optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a well-delineated, signal-poor region with sharp borders. A 63-year-old female patient with stable angina underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. OCT (C7 Dragonfly™, ILUMIEN™ OCT system; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) showed lumen narrowing with heavily calcified plaque (Figure 1A) . Rotational atherectomy (RA) was performed using a 2 mm burr (Rotablator™ Rotational Atherectomy System; Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA). After RA, OCT clearly visualised the calcified segment ablated by the 2 mm burr as

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    2. A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

      A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has recently been developed as a high-resolution intravascular imaging modality, detecting small abnormal structures in the coronary lumen that could not be visualised by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). A 77-year-old man died with acute myelogenous leukemia. After he died, the coronary artery was imaged by OCT (ImageWire; LightLab Imaging, Westford, MA, USA) and IVUS (Atlantis SR Pro, 40 MHz; Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA). OCT clearly demonstrated a thin flat structure in the coronary lumen ( Figure 1A , Moving image 1 ) but not in the IVUS image. This unique structural feature was demonstrated in corresponding histological images ( Figure ...

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    3. Natural History of Stent Edge Dissection, Tissue Protrusion and Incomplete Stent Apposition Detectable Only on Optical Coherence Tomography After Stent Implantation

      Natural History of Stent Edge Dissection, Tissue Protrusion and Incomplete Stent Apposition Detectable Only on Optical Coherence Tomography After Stent Implantation
      Background: The clinical impact of stent edge dissection, tissue protrusion, and incomplete stent apposition (ISA) after stent implantation, detectable only on optical coherence tomography (OCT), is still unknown because the natural course has not been investigated. Methods and Results: All consecutive patients with angina pectoris in whom both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and OCT were performed immediately after stenting and at follow-up were included in the present study. The natural history of OCT-detected stent edge dissection, tissue protrusion, and ISA during follow-up was investigated. A total of 36 patients with 39 lesions was analyzed. At baseline, OCT showed 12 stent edge ...
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    4. Plaque Characteristics of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Evaluated by OCT and IVUS

      Plaque Characteristics of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Evaluated by OCT and IVUS
      Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess plaque characteristics of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS). Background Radiofrequency signal-derived IVUS tissue characterization technology has become clinically available and provided objective and quantitative plaque characteristics of the coronary vessel wall. Integrated backscatter IVUS is one of the tissue characterization methods that can possibly provide quantitative plaque characteristics of the OCT-derived TCFA. Methods Eighty-one coronary lesions with plaque burden >40% were selected and analyzed with both IB-IVUS and OCT. The OCT-derived TCFA was defined as a presence of thin fibrous cap (<65 ...
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    5. Relationship Between Arterial and Fibrous Cap Remodeling: A Serial Three-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Relationship Between Arterial and Fibrous Cap Remodeling: A Serial Three-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background—Positive arterial remodeling and thin fibrous cap are characteristics of rupture-prone or vulnerable plaque. The natural course of the fibrous cap thickness and the relationship between serial arterial remodeling and changes in fibrous cap thickness are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between changes in fibrous cap thickness and arterial remodeling by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during 6-month follow-up. Methods and Results—Both IVUS and OCT examinations were performed on 108 vessels from 36 patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Fifty-eight fibroatheromas were selected ...
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    6. Frequency and Spatial Distribution of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Assessed by 3-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography: An Ex Vivo Validation and an Initial In Vivo Feasibility Study

      Frequency and Spatial Distribution of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Assessed by 3-Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography: An Ex Vivo Validation and an Initial In Vivo Feasibility Study
      Background: The precursor of plaque rupture is known as thin cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). In the present study, the feasibility and accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting the frequency and spatial distribution of TCFA was investigated ex vivo, and a 3-vessel OCT analysis was conducted to assess the feasibility of this modality in vivo. Methods and Results: In the ex vivo study, 108 coronary arterial segments from 38 human cadavers were examined by OCT, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and histology. The 3-vessel IVUS and OCT examinations were performed in 11 patients with acute coronary syndrome. By histological examination, 30 of ...
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