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Prediction of Progression of Coronary Artery Disease and Clinical Outcomes Using Vascular Profiling of Endothelial Shear Stress and Arterial Plaque Characteristics: The PREDICTION Study
Background— Atherosclerotic plaques progress in a highly individual manner. The purposes of the Prediction of Progression of Coronary Artery Disease and Clinical Outcome Using Vascular Profiling ofExpand
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Effect of fluvastatin on progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque evaluated by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with statins on the progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaques of a nonculprit vessel by serial volumetric virtualExpand
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SCAI consensus document on occupational radiation exposure to the pregnant cardiologist and technical personnel.
Concerns regarding radiation exposure and its effects during pregnancy are often quoted as an important barrier preventing many women from pursuing a career in Interventional Cardiology. Finding theExpand
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Association of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism of the prostacyclin synthase gene with myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction (MI) is a complex multifactorial and polygenic disorder that is thought to result from an interaction between an individual's genetic makeup and various environmentalExpand
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Morphological effects of coronary balloon angioplasty in vivo assessed by intravascular ultrasound imaging.
BACKGROUND Histological examination of the effects of balloon angioplasty have been described from in vitro experiments and a limited number of pathologic specimens. Intravascular ultrasound imagingExpand
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A novel missense mutation of exon 3 in the type A human natriuretic peptide receptor gene: possible association with essential hypertension.
The natriuretic peptide (NP) family is involved in regulation of blood pressure and fluid volume. We recently characterized the exon/intron organization of the human type A NP receptor (hNPRA) gene.Expand
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Qualitative and quantitative changes in coronary plaque associated with atorvastatin therapy.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to elucidate the time course of atorvastatin-induced changes in vulnerable plaque using angioscopy and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). METHODS AND RESULTSExpand
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Unrecognized stenosis by angiography documented by intravascular ultrasound imaging.
This report documents how intravascular ultrasound imaging was used to diagnose a short "napkin-ring" stenosis that was missed by coronary angiography. Intravascular ultrasound revealed a lumen ofExpand
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Coronary disease morphology and distribution determined by quantitative angiography and intravascular ultrasound--re-evaluation in a cooperative multicenter intravascular ultrasound study (COMIUS).
Although previous studies have demonstrated that even quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) can not provide accurate disease morphology, there has not been a systematic comparison of diseaseExpand
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Antiischemic effects of nicorandil during coronary angioplasty in humans
SummaryThe present study was undertaken on 10 patients with angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The angioplasty procedure consisted of two successive 30-second balloonExpand
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