Plaque composition by intravascular ultrasound and distal embolization after percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Claessen2012PlaqueCB,
  title={Plaque composition by intravascular ultrasound and distal embolization after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Bimmer E P M Claessen and Akiko Maehara and Martin Fahy and Ke Xu and Gregg Whitney Stone and Gary S. Mintz},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 3 Suppl},
  pages={S111-8}
}
Distal embolization after percutaneous coronary intervention occurs in 15% to 70% of patients, depending on the sensitivity of the diagnostic modality used, and is associated with a poor prognosis after elective and primary percutaneous coronary intervention. It has been hypothesized that imaging of the plaque composition can identify coronary artery lesions that are predisposed to causing distal embolization. This review report aims to summarize all currently available published data on the… CONTINUE READING