Detection of coronary microembolization by Doppler ultrasound in patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing elective percutaneous coronary interventions.

BACKGROUND Intracoronary Doppler guidewires can be used for real-time detection and quantification of microembolism during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). We investigated whether the frequency of Doppler-detected microembolism is related to the incidence of myonecrosis during elective PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS The study population included 52… CONTINUE READING