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In vivo assessment of vasa vasorum neovascularization using intravascular ultrasound: A comparison between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina pectoris.
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that vasa vasorum (VV) neovascularization plays an important role in the progression and vulnerability of coronary atherosclerotic plaque. METHODS A totalExpand
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Impact of target lesion coronary calcification on stent expansion.
BACKGROUND Stent underexpansion remains a concern as a cause of drug-eluting stent (DES) failure. Although coronary calcification is considered to be a contributing factor in stent underexpansion,Expand
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Impact of stent platform on longitudinal stent deformation: an in vivo frequency domain optical coherence tomography study
Recently, longitudinal coronary stent deformation has been highlighted as a possible cause of drug-eluting stent failure. Although bench tests and in vivo studies have demonstrated difference inExpand
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Impact of energy loss index on left ventricular mass regression after aortic valve replacement
BackgroundRecently, the energy loss index (ELI) has been proposed as a new functional index to assess the severity of aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of theExpand
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Prediction of chronic vessel enlargement by a novel intravascular ultrasound finding.
BACKGROUND Coronary arterial segments distal to the severely stenotic lesion sometimes shrink as a result of decreased coronary flow. Pathological studies have shown that vessel shrinkage isExpand
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Visualization of coronary plaque vasa vasorum by intravascular ultrasound.
![Figure 1][1] Figure 1 Intravascular Ultrasound Image and Histology of Vasa Vasorum Intravascular ultrasound showed a small tubular, low-echoic structure exterior to media (A, arrowhead) .Expand
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Detection of Plaque Neovascularization by Optical Coherence Tomography: Ex Vivo Feasibility Study and In Vivo Observation in Patients With Angina Pectoris.
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were: (1) to assess the feasibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting neovascularization; and (2) to clarify the impact of plaqueExpand
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In-stent neointimal characteristics and late neointimal response after drug-eluting stent implantation: A preliminary observation.
BACKGROUND Progressive neointimal proliferation may lead to late restenosis and/or neoatherosclerosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Late neointimal response may be different amongExpand
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Prediction of congestive heart failure in patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation.
OBJECTIVE Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) as well as ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical predictorsExpand
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Coronary bifurcation bench test using multimodality imaging: Impact of stent strut link location on stent deformity and jailed side‐branch orifices during re‐proximal optimizing technique
The purpose of this study was to compare the stent deformation, obstruction of stent struts at a jailed side branch (SB) ostium, and stent strut malapposition after a repetitive proximal optimizingExpand
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