Combined NIRS and IVUS imaging detects vulnerable plaque using a single catheter system: a head-to-head comparison with OCT.

@article{Roleder2014CombinedNA,
  title={Combined NIRS and IVUS imaging detects vulnerable plaque using a single catheter system: a head-to-head comparison with OCT.},
  author={Tomasz Roleder and Jason C Kovacic and Ziad A. Ali and Raman Sharma and Ecatarina Cristea and Pedro Rolando Grandes Moreno and Samin K. Sharma and Jagat S. Narula and Annapoorna S Kini},
  journal={EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={303-11}
}
AIMS The presence of thin-cap fibroatheromas (TCFA) is associated with high risk of acute coronary syndrome, hence their early detection may identify high-risk patients. In the present study we investigated the ability of a combined imaging catheter with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) plus intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to detect TCFA in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and combined NIRS-IVUS assessment were performed on… CONTINUE READING

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