Temporal Trends in the Use of Intravascular Imaging Among Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United States.
Intravascular imaging (intravascular ultrasound, IVUS and optical coherence tomography, OCT) are recommended tools to optimize stent placement during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). 1 The use of intravascular imaging is increasing among patients undergoing PCI for non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). 2 Data on temporal trends of intravascular imaging use in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are unknown. We performed this study to analyze trends of intravascular imaging for PCI in setting of STEMI.