Prevalence, distribution, predictors, and outcomes of patients with calcified nodules in native coronary arteries: a 3-vessel intravascular ultrasound analysis from Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree (PROSPECT).

@article{Xu2012PrevalenceDP,
  title={Prevalence, distribution, predictors, and outcomes of patients with calcified nodules in native coronary arteries: a 3-vessel intravascular ultrasound analysis from Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree (PROSPECT).},
  author={Yingjia Xu and Gary S. Mintz and Anthony Yiu-Yan Tam and John A. McPherson and Andr{\'e}s {\'I}{\~n}iguez and Jean Fajadet and Martin Fahy and Giora Weisz and Bernard de Bruyne and Patrick W. Serruys and Gregg Whitney Stone and Akiko Maehara},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2012},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={537-45}
}
BACKGROUND Pathological studies suggest that calcified coronary nodules are a rare cause of thrombotic events. The frequency, distribution, predictors, and outcomes of calcified nodules have never been described. METHODS AND RESULTS After successful stenting in 697 patients (167 female; median age, 58.1 years) with acute coronary syndromes, 3-vessel gray-scale and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound was performed in the proximal-mid segments of all 3 coronary arteries as part of a… CONTINUE READING