Intracoronary imaging of coronary atherosclerosis: validation for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

@article{Koskinas2016IntracoronaryIO,
  title={Intracoronary imaging of coronary atherosclerosis: validation for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.},
  author={Konstantinos C. Koskinas and Giovanni J. Ughi and Stephan Windecker and Guillermo J. Tearney and Lorenz R{\"a}ber},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          524-35a-c
        }
}
While coronary atherosclerosis is a leading cause of mortality, evaluation of coronary lesions was previously limited to either indirect angiographic assessment of the lumen silhouette or post mortem investigations. Intracoronary (IC) imaging modalities have been developed that allow for visualization and characterization of coronary atheroma in living patients. Used alone or in combination, these modalities have enhanced our understanding of pathobiological mechanisms of atherosclerosis… 

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