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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. Many… Expand
Fully automatic luminal contour segmentation in intracoronary ultrasound imaging-a statistical approach
- E. Brusseau, C. D. Korte, F. Mastik, J. Schaar, A. Steen
- Computer Science, Medicine
- IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
- 4 May 2004
In this paper, a fully automatic method for luminal contour segmentation in intracoronary ultrasound imaging is introduced. Expand
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 cardiac… Expand
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 and… Expand
Noninvasive detection of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis coupled with assessment of changes in plaque characteristics using novel invasive imaging modalities: the Integrated Biomarker and…
- C. V. van Mieghem, E. Mcfadden, +17 authors P. Serruys
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- 21 March 2006
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 putative… Expand
Robustness of reconstructing the Young's modulus distribution of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques using a parametric plaque model.
- R. Baldewsing, F. Mastik, J. Schaar, P. Serruys, A. V. D. van der Steen
- Materials Science, Medicine
- Ultrasound in medicine & biology
- 1 December 2005
Assessment of atherosclerotic plaque composition is crucial for quantitative monitoring of atherosclerosis and for quantifying the effect of pharmaceutical plaque-stabilizing treatments during… Expand
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 high… Expand
Strain distribution over plaques in human coronary arteries relates to shear stress.
- F. Gijsen, J. Wentzel, +8 authors P. Serruys
- Chemistry, Medicine
- American journal of physiology. Heart and…
- 1 October 2008
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 and… Expand
Current diagnostic modalities for vulnerable plaque detection.
- J. Schaar, F. Mastik, +5 authors A. F. W. van der Stehen
- Current pharmaceutical design
- 31 March 2007
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 of… Expand
An Inverse Method for Imaging the Local Elasticity of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques
- R. Baldewsing, M. Danilouchkine, F. Mastik, J. Schaar, P. Serruys, A. Steen
- Materials Science, Computer Science
- IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in…
- 1 May 2008
The rupture of thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) plaques is a major cause of acute coronary events. Expand