Measurement by intracoronary ultrasound of in vivo arterial distensibility within atherosclerotic lesions.

@article{Reddy1993MeasurementBI,
  title={Measurement by intracoronary ultrasound of in vivo arterial distensibility within atherosclerotic lesions.},
  author={K G Reddy and R Suneja and R. N. Nair and P. G. Dhawale and John M. Hodgson},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={72 17},
  pages={1232-7}
}
Arterial distensibility is diminished by atherosclerosis. This process has not been well studied in the coronary arteries. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in coronary arterial distensibility in 4 groups of patients. Group I (n = 20) consisted of patients with normal vessels, group II (n = 40) with diseased undilated vessels, group III (n = 15) after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and Group IV (n = 20) after successful directional coronary… CONTINUE READING