1. Articles from Jean-Claude Tardif

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    1. Validating Intravascular Imaging with Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy

      Validating Intravascular Imaging with Serial Optical Coherence Tomography and Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy

      Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are characterized by the formation of a plaque in the arterial wall. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) provides high-resolution images allowing delineation of atherosclerotic plaques. When combined with near infrared fluorescence (NIRF), the plaque can also be studied at a molecular level with a large variety of biomarkers. In this work, we present a system enabling automated volumetric histology imaging of excised aortas that can spatially correlate results with combined IVUS/NIRF imaging of lipid-rich atheroma in cholesterol-fed rabbits. Pullbacks in the rabbit aortas were performed with a dual modality IVUS/NIRF catheter developed by our group. Ex vivo ...

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    2. Near-infrared spectroscopy for cardiovascular risk assessment? Not ready for prime time

      Near-infrared spectroscopy for cardiovascular risk assessment? Not ready for prime time

      The rupture of an unstable atherosclerotic plaque precedes the majority of acute coronary syndromes, and considerable effort has been devoted to identifying patients at increased risk of future coronary ischaemic events. Atherosclerosis imaging is a potentially attractive strategy to detect vulnerable coronary plaques, with each modality having its own advantages and limitations. Different characteristics of the atherosclerotic plaque can be targeted with imaging, such as the number and severity of luminal narrowings with angiography, atheroma burden and remodelling with intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS), elastic properties with elastography, radiofrequency-determined plaque types with virtual histology, fibrous cap thickness and necrotic core with optical ...

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    3. Imaging Biomarkers in Atherosclerosis Trials

      Imaging Biomarkers in Atherosclerosis Trials
      Atherosclerosis and its thrombotic complications are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, and the burden of atherosclerotic disease is expected to increase even further in the coming decades due to soaring obesity rates that feed the diabetes epidemic. There is, therefore, a clear need for new drugs targeting atherosclerosis to add to our current therapeutic armamentarium. Drug approval currently is based on multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trials with long-term follow-up in thousands of patients to demonstrate clear benefits in mortality and cardiovascular events and to allow adequate assessment of safety. Cardiovascular drug development has become a hostage ...
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