Impact of statin therapy on plaque characteristics as assessed by serial OCT, grayscale and integrated backscatter-IVUS.

@article{Hattori2012ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of statin therapy on plaque characteristics as assessed by serial OCT, grayscale and integrated backscatter-IVUS.},
  author={Kousuke Hattori and Yukio Ozaki and Tevfik Fehmi Ismail and Masanori Okumura and Hiroyuki Naruse and Shino Kan and Makoto Ishikawa and Tomoko Kawai and Masaya Ohta and Hideki Kawai and Tousei Hashimoto and Yasushi Takagi and Junnichi Ishii and Patrick W. Serruys and Jagat S. Narula},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={169-77}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of statin treatment on coronary plaque composition and morphology by optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale and integrated backscatter (IB) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. BACKGROUND Although previous studies have demonstrated that statins substantially improve cardiac mortality, their precise effect on the lipid content and fibrous cap thickness of atherosclerotic coronary lesions is less clear. While IVUS lacks… CONTINUE READING