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Terminology for high-risk and vulnerable coronary artery plaques. Report of a meeting on the vulnerable plaque, June 17 and 18, 2003, Santorini, Greece.
A group of investigators met for two days in Santorini, Greece, to discuss progress in the field of identification and treatment of high risk/vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques and patients. ManyExpand
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Fully automatic luminal contour segmentation in intracoronary ultrasound imaging-a statistical approach
In this paper, a fully automatic method for luminal contour segmentation in intracoronary ultrasound imaging is introduced. Expand
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Tei-index in patients with mild-to-moderate congestive heart failure.
BACKGROUND Congestive heart failure is related to contraction and relaxation abnormalities of the ventricle. Isolated analysis of either mechanism may not be reflective of overall cardiacExpand
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Characterizing Vulnerable Plaque Features With Intravascular Elastography
Background—In vivo detection of vulnerable plaques is presently limited by a lack of diagnostic tools. Intravascular ultrasound elastography is a new technique based on intravascular ultrasound andExpand
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Noninvasive detection of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis coupled with assessment of changes in plaque characteristics using novel invasive imaging modalities: the Integrated Biomarker and
OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to assess noninvasive imaging in detection of subclinical atherosclerosis and to examine novel invasive modalities to describe prevalence and temporal changes in putativeExpand
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Robustness of reconstructing the Young's modulus distribution of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques using a parametric plaque model.
Assessment of atherosclerotic plaque composition is crucial for quantitative monitoring of atherosclerosis and for quantifying the effect of pharmaceutical plaque-stabilizing treatments duringExpand
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Incidence of High-Strain Patterns in Human Coronary Arteries: Assessment With Three-Dimensional Intravascular Palpography and Correlation With Clinical Presentation
Background—Rupture of thin-cap fibroatheromatous plaques is a major cause of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Such plaques can be identified in vitro by 3D intravascular palpography with highExpand
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Strain distribution over plaques in human coronary arteries relates to shear stress.
Once plaques intrude into the lumen, the shear stress they are exposed to alters with hitherto unknown consequences for plaque composition. We investigated the relationship between shear stress andExpand
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Current diagnostic modalities for vulnerable plaque detection.
Rupture of vulnerable plaques is the main cause of acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction. Identification of vulnerable plaques is therefore essential to enable the development ofExpand
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An Inverse Method for Imaging the Local Elasticity of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques
The rupture of thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) plaques is a major cause of acute coronary events. Expand
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