Morphological and mechanical information of coronary arteries obtained with intravascular elastography; feasibility study in vivo.

@article{Korte2002MorphologicalAM,
  title={Morphological and mechanical information of coronary arteries obtained with intravascular elastography; feasibility study in vivo.},
  author={C. L. de Korte and Stephane G. Carlier and Frits Mastik and Marvin M. Doyley and Antonius F. W. van der Steen and Patrick W. Serruys and Nicolaas Bom},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={405-13}
}
AIMS Plaque composition is a major determinant of coronary related clinical syndromes. In vitro experiments on human coronary and femoral arteries have demonstrated that different plaque types were detectable with intravascular ultrasound elastography. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of applying intravascular elastography during interventional catheterization procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were acquired in patients (n=12) during PTCA procedures with an… CONTINUE READING