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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. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Patterns of coronary plaque progression: phasic versus gradual. A combined optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound study

      Patterns of coronary plaque progression: phasic versus gradual. A combined optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound study

      Objective: Some plaques grow slowly in a linear manner, whereas others undergo a rapid phasic progression. However, the detailed in-vivo relationship between plaque characteristics and plaque progression pattern has not been reported. The current study aimed to investigate the plaque progression patterns with serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examinations, and to correlate baseline plaque characteristics assessed by optical coherence tomography and IVUS with plaque progression patterns. Methods: A total of 248 coronary lesions from 157 patients were identified and imaged by both optical coherence tomography and IVUS at baseline. IVUS examination was repeated at 6 and 12 months. Plaque progression was ...

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    16. Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis of Gender Difference in Changes of Plaque Phenotype in Response to Lipid-lowering Therapy

      Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis of Gender Difference in Changes of Plaque Phenotype in Response to Lipid-lowering Therapy

      Although the clinical benefit of statins have been demonstrated in both genders, gender differences in the response to statin therapy on plaque morphological changes have not been reported. A total of 66 non-culprit plaques from 46 patients who had serial image acquisition at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months by both optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) were included. Patients were treated with atorvastatin 60mg (AT60) or 20mg (AT20). The baseline characteristics were similar between women (n=16) and men (n=30) except for age (59.3±6.8 vs. 52.5±10.6, years, P=0.027 ...

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    17. Association between Cholesterol Crystals and Culprit Lesion Vulnerability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: an Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Association between Cholesterol Crystals and Culprit Lesion Vulnerability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: an Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Background Cholesterol Crystals (ChCs) are recognized as a hallmark of advanced atherosclerotic lesions. Previous animal and histopathology studies have revealed that Cholesterol crystallization trigger a local inflammatory response and plaque rupture. We sought to investigate the in vivo relationship between ChCs and culprit lesion vulnerability in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods 206 culprit lesions from 206 patients with ACS who underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging were divided into 2 groups based on the presence or absence of ChCs. Culprit lesions characteristics were compared between ChCs and Non-ChCs groups. Results For overall ACS patients, culprit lesions with ChCs ...

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    18. Impact of Age on Stent Strut Coverage and Neointimal Remodeling as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Impact of Age on Stent Strut Coverage and Neointimal Remodeling as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Abstract: While older age associates with adverse percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes, detailed information relating age to stent strut coverage and neointimal characteristics is lacking. One hundred nineteen patients with 123 sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) were divided into 3 groups: group A (≤55 years), group B (56–65 years), and group C (>65 years). At 6 and 12 months of follow-up, optical coherence tomography was performed to assess strut coverage and neointimal remodeling. At 6 months, the proportion of uncovered struts increased with age: 6.1% in group A versus 7.3% in group B versus 11.7% in group C ...

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    19. Comparison of Intensive versus Moderate Lipid-lowering Therapy on Fibrous Cap and Atheroma Volume of Coronary Lipid-rich Plaque Using Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging

      Comparison of Intensive versus Moderate Lipid-lowering Therapy on Fibrous Cap and Atheroma Volume of Coronary Lipid-rich Plaque Using Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging

      Despite marked clinical benefit, reduction in atheroma volume with statin therapy is minimal. Changes in plaque composition may explain this discrepancy. We aimed in the present study to assess the effect of statin therapy on coronary plaque composition as well as plaque volume using serial multimodality imaging. From an open-label, single-blinded study, patients with angiographically mild to moderate lesion were randomized to receive atorvastatin 60 (AT 60) mg or atorvastatin 20 (AT 20) mg for 12 months. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to assess fibrous cap thickness (FCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to assess atheroma burden at three time ...

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    20. Impact of coronary calcifications 12 months after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: an optical coherence tomography study

      Impact of coronary calcifications 12 months after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: an optical coherence tomography study

      To assess the endothelial coverage and neointimal proliferation at 12 months after everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation in patients with coronary calcifications by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Seventeen patients who received an EES in culprit coronary lesions of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) underwent follow-up OCT examination at 12 months. Eleven patients in whom spotty calcifications were detected in stent segment vessels by OCT were included in the final analysis. The percentage of uncovered struts (6.0 vs. 2.0%, P < 0.001) and the stent symmetry index (0.883 ± 0.040 vs. 0.913 ± 0.026, P = 0.018) differed significantly ...

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    21. Comparison of optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound for evaluation of coronary lipid-rich atherosclerotic plaque progression and regression

      Comparison of optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound for evaluation of coronary lipid-rich atherosclerotic plaque progression and regression

      Aims Compared with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT) has relative merits and demerits for detecting plaque characteristics. It remains unknown whether the IVUS and OCT evaluations of plaque progression/regression are consistent. We sought to analyse the correlations between IVUS and OCT evaluations of plaques at single time points, and compare temporal changes in the IVUS and OCT data. Methods and results Eighty-eight lipid-rich plaques from 65 patients with coronary artery disease were analysed with IVUS and OCT at baseline and 12-month follow-up. Fibrous cap thickness on OCT was negatively correlated with total atheroma volume on IVUS ( r ...

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    22. OCT Compared With IVUS in a Coronary Lesion Assessment The OPUS-CLASS Study

      OCT Compared With IVUS in a Coronary Lesion Assessment The OPUS-CLASS Study

      The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) for coronary measurements compared with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Background Accurate luminal measurement is expected in FD-OCT because this technology offers high resolution and excellent contrast between lumen and vessel wall. Methods In 5 medical centers, 100 patients with coronary artery disease were prospectively studied by using angiography, FD-OCT, and IVUS. In addition, 5 phantom models of known lumen dimensions (lumen diameter 3.08 mm; lumen area 7.45 mm 2 ) were examined using FD-OCT and IVUS. Quantitative image ...

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    23. Optical Coherence Tomographic Observations of Polytetrafluoroethylene-Covered Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Arterial Stent

      Optical Coherence Tomographic Observations of Polytetrafluoroethylene-Covered Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Arterial Stent

      The aim of this study was to evaluate neointimal coverage obtained using a new method of polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent (PCS) implantation combined with underlying longer sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation using optical coherence tomography. Nine patients were enrolled in this study, including patients with coronary artery perforations, original coronary aneurysms, and acquired coronary aneurysms after drug-eluting stent implantation. All patients were first treated with long SES implantation and then with focal PCS implantation. Postprocedural and follow-up angiographic and optical coherence tomographic examinations were performed in all patients, and intravascular ultrasound was performed in 5 patients. All patients were asymptomatic during follow-up, without ...

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    24. OCT Assessment of Allograft Vasculopathy in Heart Transplant Recipients

      OCT Assessment of Allograft Vasculopathy in Heart Transplant Recipients

      Letter to the editor. Coronary Angiogram, OCT, and IVUS Imaging in a Patient 8 Years After Heart Transplantation (A) Quantitative coronary analysis showed 14% diameter stenosis in the mid–left anterior descending artery (arrow) . (B) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed intimal hyperplasia (IH) with thickness of 150 μm. (C) Accurate measurement of IH was difficult with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).

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