Composition of target lesions by near-infrared spectroscopy in patients with acute coronary syndrome versus stable angina.

BACKGROUND Whereas acute coronary syndromes (ACS) typically develop from the rupture of lipid core plaque (LCP), lesions causing stable angina are believed to be composed of fibrocalcific plaque. In this study, intracoronary near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was used to determine the frequency of LCP at target and remote sites in patients with ACS versus… CONTINUE READING