Relation between baseline plaque burden and subsequent remodelling of atherosclerotic left main coronary arteries: a serial intravascular ultrasound study with long-term (> or =12 months) follow-up.

@article{Hartmann2006RelationBB,
  title={Relation between baseline plaque burden and subsequent remodelling of atherosclerotic left main coronary arteries: a serial intravascular ultrasound study with long-term (> or =12 months) follow-up.},
  author={Marc Hartmann and Clemens von Birgelen and Gary S. Mintz and Patrick M. J. Verhorst and R. Erbel},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 15},
  pages={
          1778-84
        }
}
AIMS Glagov's histopathological observation and non-serial intravascular ultrasound studies (IVUS) concluded that compensatory coronary remodelling diminishes as 40% atherosclerotic plaque burden is reached. We tested this hypothesis with serial IVUS. METHODS AND RESULTS Serial IVUS examinations of 46 atherosclerotic non-stenotic left main stems (18+/-8 months apart) were analysed to assess the relation between baseline plaque burden (=plaque+media area/vessel area) vs. serial remodelling… CONTINUE READING
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