• Medicine
  • Published 2007

DEVELOPMENT OF CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS BASED ON ANGIOSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS

@inproceedings{Hirayama2007DEVELOPMENTOC,
  title={DEVELOPMENT OF CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS BASED ON ANGIOSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS},
  author={Atsushi Hirayama},
  year={2007}
}
Acute coronary syndrome is a critical cardiac event for patients with coronary heart disease, and is caused by coronary plaque rupture and subsequent thrombus formation. The rupture-prone plaque is termed vulnerable plaque and can be detected only by intravascular imaging techniques: intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and coronary angioscopy. The vulnerable plaque is a yellow plaque when observed by coronary angioscopy and is frequently seen in high-risk patients. An increased color grade… CONTINUE READING

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