Conformational change in coronary artery structure assessed by optical coherence tomography in patients with vasospastic angina.

@article{Tanaka2011ConformationalCI,
  title={Conformational change in coronary artery structure assessed by optical coherence tomography in patients with vasospastic angina.},
  author={Atsushi Tanaka and Kenei Shimada and Guillermo J. Tearney and Hironori Kitabata and Haruyuki Taguchi and Shota P Fukuda and Manabu Kashiwagi and Takashi Kubo and Shigeho Takarada and Kumiko Hirata and Masato Mizukoshi and Junichi Yoshikawa and Brett E. Bouma and Takashi Akasaka},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 15},
  pages={1608-13}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the conformational change of arterial structure in the vasospastic lesion with optical coherence tomography. BACKGROUND Coronary artery spasm plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases. The conformational change of each arterial layer during vasospasm has not been studied in detail. METHODS We assessed 19 coronary arteries (10 spasm and 9 nonspasm lesions) with optical coherence tomography during the provocation… CONTINUE READING

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