Plaque distribution and vascular remodeling of ruptured and nonruptured coronary plaques in the same vessel: an intravascular ultrasound study in vivo.

@article{Birgelen2001PlaqueDA,
  title={Plaque distribution and vascular remodeling of ruptured and nonruptured coronary plaques in the same vessel: an intravascular ultrasound study in vivo.},
  author={Clemens von Birgelen and W Klinkhart and Gary S. Mintz and Athanasios Papatheodorou and Joerg Herrmann and D. Baumgart and Michael Haude and Heinrich Wieneke and Junbo Ge and R. Erbel},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1864-70}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to identify potential differences between the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) characteristics of spontaneously ruptured and nonruptured coronary plaques. BACKGROUND The identification of vulnerable plaques in vivo may allow targeted prevention of acute coronary events and more effective evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches. METHODS Intravascular ultrasound was used to identify 29 ruptured plaques in arteries containing another nonruptured plaque in… CONTINUE READING

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