1. Jun Tanigawa

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    2. Plasma Pentraxin3 Level Is Associated With Plaque Vulnerability Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

      Plasma Pentraxin3 Level Is Associated With Plaque Vulnerability Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
      The role of pentraxin 3 (PTX3) has been implicated in the process of plaque vulnerability. However, few studies have addressed the direct relationship between plaque morphology and plasma PTX3. We evaluated the relationship between coronary vulnerable plaque, assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and plasma PTX3 in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). OCT was used to determine plaque vulnerability in 51 patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome ...
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    3. Optical Coherence Tomography in IgG4-related Coronary Periarteritis

      Optical Coherence Tomography in IgG4-related Coronary Periarteritis
      We herein report the case of a 66-year-old patient with acute coronary syndrome who was diagnosed with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related coronary periarteritis with a perivascular pseudotumor and underwent coronary bypass graft surgery (1). The serum IgG4 concentration markedly decreased after the bypass was performed and gradually returned to the baseline level one-year after surgery (2). Despite initially achieving success, the bypass graft to the left circumflex artery (Lcx) was ...
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    4. Do unapposed stent struts endothelialise? In vivo demonstration with optical coherence tomography

      Although drug-eluting stents have dramatically reduced restenosis rates after percutaneous coronary intervention, concerns remain with regard to the potential risk of stent thrombosis. For bifurcation lesions, a stent thrombosis rate up to 3.6% has been reported, and incomplete stent apposition has been proposed as a possible mechanism. We report the case of a 52-year-old man
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    5. Quantitative analysis of intracoronary optical coherence tomography measurements of stent strut apposition and tissue coverage

      Abstract: Background: The introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as an intracoronary imaging modality has allowed accurate assessment of strut apposition and neointimal tissue coverage. This study set out to assess the inter and intraobserver variability of measurements of acute stent apposition and strut tissue coverage using OCT.Methods: Thirty patients were studied (14 immediately after stent implantation and 16 during follow-up angiography [mean of 4.7±2.8 months ...
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    6. The influence of strut thickness and cell design on immediate apposition of drug-eluting stents assessed by optical coherence tomography

      Background Stent strut malapposition correlates with poor intimal coverage and this may increase the risk of late stent thrombosis. At present, there is limited data on whether stent strut thickness and stent design impact on acute apposition. We aimed to investigate the influence of stent strut thickness and design on acute stent strut apposition (SSA) immediately following drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation using optical coherence tomography (OCT), a technique with higher ...
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  2. About Jun Tanigawa

    Jun Tanigawa, MD, is with the Department of Cardiology and National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.