Assessment of coronary arterial plaque by optical coherence tomography.

  title={Assessment of coronary arterial plaque by optical coherence tomography.},
  author={Teruyoshi Kume and Takashi Akasaka and Takahiro Kawamoto and Nozomi Watanabe and Eiji Toyota and Yoji Neishi and Renan Sukmawan and Yoshito Sadahira and Kiyoshi Yoshida},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={97 8},
The purpose of this study was to analyze the ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to identify coronary arterial plaque diagnosed by histologic examination. We examined 166 sections from 108 coronary arterial segments of 40 consecutive human cadavers (24 men and 16 women; mean age 74 +/- 7 years). The plaque type was classified as fibrous (n = 43), fibrocalcific (n = 82), or lipid-rich (n = 41). The accuracy of OCT and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in characterizing the plaque type… CONTINUE READING


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