Visualization of coronary plaque rupture using optical coherence tomography.

  title={Visualization of coronary plaque rupture using optical coherence tomography.},
  author={Konstantina P Bouki and Dionissios N Chatzopoulos and Eleni K Sakkali and Stavroula N Psychari and Thomas S. Apostolou},
  journal={Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese},
  volume={52 2},
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical analogue of intravascular ultrasound that has recently been proposed as a high-resolution imaging method for plaque characterization. Histology-controlled studies have shown that OCT can evaluate the characteristics of culprit lesions, such as fibrous cap thickness, fibrous cap macrophage density, lipid core and intracoronary thrombus. We describe a case where OCT was used to evaluate the culprit lesion morphology in a patient with acute… CONTINUE READING

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