1. Takashi Akasaka

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    2. Optical coherence tomography detection of vulnerable plaques at high risk of developing acute coronary syndrome

      Optical coherence tomography detection of vulnerable plaques at high risk of developing acute coronary syndrome
      Aims: The ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to detect plaques at high risk of developing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between non-culprit plaques characterized as both lipid-rich plaque (LRP) and thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) by OCT and the risk of subsequent ACS events at the lesion level. Methods and results: In 1378 patients who underwent OCT, 3533 non-culprit plaques ...
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    3. Impact of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging on Decision-Making During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients Presented With Acute Coronary Syndromes

      Impact of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging on Decision-Making During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients Presented With Acute Coronary Syndromes
      Background: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides valuable information to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) regarding lesion preparation, stent sizing, and optimization. The aim of the present study was to compare lumen expansion of stent-treated lesions immediately after the procedure for ACS between OCT-guided PCI and angiography-guided PCI.Methods and Results:This study investigated stent-treated lesions immediately after PCI for ACS by using quantitative coronary angiography ...
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    4. Prevalence, Features, and Prognosis of Artery-to-Artery Embolic ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Prevalence, Features, and Prognosis of Artery-to-Artery Embolic ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background The major underlying mechanisms contributing to acute coronary syndrome are plaque rupture, plaque erosion, and calcified nodule. Artery-to-artery embolic myocardial infarction (AAEMI) was defined as ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction caused by migrating thrombus formed at the proximal ruptured plaque. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and clinical features of AAEMI by using optical coherence tomography. Methods and Results This study retrospectively enrolled 297 patients with ST-segment-elevation ...
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    5. NIRS-IVUS for Differentiating Coronary Plaque Rupture, Erosion and Calcified Nodule in Acute Myocardial Infarction

      NIRS-IVUS for Differentiating Coronary Plaque Rupture, Erosion and Calcified Nodule in Acute Myocardial Infarction
      Objectives This study sought to investigate the ability of combined near-infrared spectroscopy and intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) to differentiate plaque rupture (PR), plaque erosion (PE), or calcified nodule (CN) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Background Most acute coronary syndromes occur from coronary thrombosis based on PR, PE, or CN. In vivo differentiation among PR, PE, and CN is a major challenge for intravascular imaging. Methods The study enrolled 244 patients with ...
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    6. Supporting evidence for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from optical coherence tomography

      Supporting evidence for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from optical coherence tomography
      A 56-year-old male with current smoking and dyslipidemia was admitted to our hospital because of anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Echocardiogram showed akinesis in the apex of the left ventricle, and the ejection fraction was 55%. There was no evidence of atrial fibrillation, cardiac shunts or any cardiac thrombus. He had no history of the emotional stress, cocaine intake or thrombophilia. And, also there was no episode that suspected ...
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    7. Comparison of Optical Flow Ratio and Fractional Flow Ratio in Stent-Treated Arteries Immediately After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

      Comparison of Optical Flow Ratio and Fractional Flow Ratio in Stent-Treated Arteries Immediately After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
      Background: Optical flow ratio (OFR) is a recently developed method for functional assessment of coronary artery disease based on computational fluid dynamics of vascular anatomical data from intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between OFR and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in stent-treated arteries immediately after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods and Results: The OFR and FFR were measured in 103 coronary ...
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    8. OPtical Coherence Tomography Guided Coronary Stent IMplantation Compared to Angiography: A Multicenter Randomized TriaL in PCI

      OPtical Coherence Tomography Guided Coronary Stent IMplantation Compared to Angiography: A Multicenter Randomized TriaL in PCI
      AIMS: Randomized trials have demonstrated improvement in clinical outcomes with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with angiography-guided PCI. The ILUMIEN III trial demonstrated non-inferiority of an optical coherence tomography (OCT)- versus IVUS-guided PCI strategy in achieving similar post-PCI lumen dimensions. ILUMIEN IV is a large-scale, multicenter, randomized trial designed to demonstrate the superiority of OCT- versus angiography-guided stent implantation in patients with high-risk clinical characteristics (diabetes ...
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    9. Outcomes of Optical Coherence Tomography Compared With Intravascular Ultrasound and With Angiography to Guide Coronary Stent Implantation: One-Year Results from the ILUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial

      Outcomes of Optical Coherence Tomography Compared With Intravascular Ultrasound and With Angiography to Guide Coronary Stent Implantation: One-Year Results from the ILUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial
      Aims: In the ILUMIEN III trial, among 450 randomised patients with non-complex lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), optical coherence tomography (OCT) guidance led to greater stent expansion than angiography guidance, similar minimal stent area compared to both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance and angiography guidance, and lower rates of uncorrected dissection and malapposition than both IVUS guidance and angiography guidance. Whether these differences impact clinical outcomes is unknown. Methods and ...
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    10. Optical Coherence Tomography Comparison of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Plaque Rupture, Erosion, and Calcified Nodule in Acute Myocardial Infarction

      Optical Coherence Tomography Comparison of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Plaque Rupture, Erosion, and Calcified Nodule in Acute Myocardial Infarction
      Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is caused by coronary plaque rupture (PR), plaque erosion (PE), or calcified nodule (CN). We used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to compare stent expansion immediately after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with AMI caused by PR, PE, or CN. Methods and Results: In all, 288 AMI patients were assessed by OCT before and immediately after PCI, performed with OCT guidance according to OPINION ...
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    11. Extent of the difference between microcatheter and pressure wire-derived fractional flow reserve and its relation to optical coherence tomography-derived parameters

      Extent of the difference between microcatheter and pressure wire-derived fractional flow reserve and its relation to optical coherence tomography-derived parameters
      Background Although previous studies demonstrated that microcatheter-derived fractional flow reserve (mc-FFR) tends to overestimate lesion severity compared to pressure wire-derived FFR (pw-FFR), the clinical utility of mc-FFR remains obscure. The extent of differences between the two FFR systems and its relation to a lesion-specific parameter remain unknown. In this study, we sought to compare mc-FFR with pw-FFR and determine the lower and upper mc-FFR cut-offs predicting ischemic and non-ischemic stenosis ...
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    12. Comparison of Diagnostic Performance of Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography-based and Angiography-based Fractional Flow Reserve for Evaluation of Coronary Stenosis

      Comparison of Diagnostic Performance of Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography-based and Angiography-based Fractional Flow Reserve for Evaluation of Coronary Stenosis
      Aims: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of OCT-based optical flow ratio (OFR) in unselected patients and compare it with angiography-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR), using wire-based FFR as reference standard. Methods and results: All patients with OCT and FFR assessment prior to revascularization were analyzed. OFR and QFR were computed in blinded fashion and compared with FFR, all applying same cut-off value of 0.80 to define ischemia. Paired comparison ...
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    13. A Local Multi-Layer Model for Tissue Classification of in-vivo Atherosclerotic Plaques in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography

      A Local Multi-Layer Model for Tissue Classification of in-vivo Atherosclerotic Plaques in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography
      Clinical researches show that the morbidity of coronary artery disease (CAD) is gradually increasing in many countries every year, and it causes hundreds of thousands of people all over the world dying for each year. As the optical coherence tomography with high resolution and better contrast applied to the lesion tissue investigation of human vessel, many more micro-structures of the vessel could be easily and clearly visible to doctors, which ...
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    14. Expert consensus statement for quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography

      Expert consensus statement for quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography
      In this document, the methods for the quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography (OCT)/optical frequency domain imaging images (OFDI) are briefly summarized. The focus is on the clinical application of OCT/OFDI to guide percutaneous coronary interventions.
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    15. Intracoronary pressure increase due to contrast injection for optical coherence tomography imaging

      Intracoronary pressure increase due to contrast injection for optical coherence tomography imaging
      Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) requires intracoronary injection of contrast media to remove blood from the field of view during image acquisition. Contrast injection may cause a temporal increase in intracoronary pressure. The aim of this study was to compare the intracoronary pressure during contrast injection between OCT and coronary angiography . Methods We measured intracoronary pressure by using a pressure guidewire during contrast injection for OCT and angiography in 30 ...
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    16. Clinical use of intracoronary imaging. Part 2: acute coronary syndromes, ambiguous coronary angiography findings, and guiding interventional decision-making: an expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervent

      Clinical use of intracoronary imaging. Part 2: acute coronary syndromes, ambiguous coronary angiography findings, and guiding interventional decision-making: an expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervent
      This consensus document is the second of two reports summarizing the views of an expert panel organized by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) on the clinical use of intracoronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-IVUS. Beyond guidance of stent selection and optimization of deployment, invasive imaging facilitates angiographic interpretation and may guide treatment in acute coronary syndrome. Intravascular ...
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  2. About Takashi Akasaka

    Takashi Akasaka, MD, is at Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Japan.

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    1. The ILUMIEN OPTIS system enables a higher image resolution, and thus makes it possible for us to analyze difficult anatomical structures, allowing me to focus on diagnostic and treatment strategies.
      In St Jude OCT system to aid treatment of coronary artery disease