Effect of fluvastatin on progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque evaluated by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.

@article{Nasu2009EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fluvastatin on progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque evaluated by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.},
  author={Kenya Nasu and Etsuo Tsuchikane and Osamu Katoh and Nobuyoshi Tanaka and Masashi Kimura and Mariko Ehara and Yoshihisa Kinoshita and Tetsuo Matsubara and Hitoshi Matsuo and Keiko Asakura and Yasushi Asakura and Mitsuyasu Terashima and Tadateru Takayama and Junko Honye and A Hirayama and Satoshi Saito and Takahiko Suzuki},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 7},
  pages={689-96}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with statins on the progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaques of a nonculprit vessel by serial volumetric virtual histology (VH) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). BACKGROUND Recent clinical trials have demonstrated a reduction of atherosclerotic plaque, yet whether statin therapy affects the change in components of plaque remains unknown. METHODS This study was a nonrandomized and nonblinded design. Eighty… CONTINUE READING

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