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Acute coronary syndromes in patients with multivessel disease: the key role of optical coherence tomography.
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PMID:  24979117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this article, we provide very illustrative images obtained with optical coherence tomography (OCT) of a patient presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel disease. These patients are referred to the catheterization laboratory without performing any prior noninvasive imaging. This leads very often to diagnostic dilemmas with difficult solutions. Coronary angiography is frequently insufficient or even misleading to guide the interventional cardiologist in the identification and revascularization of the culprit coronary lesion. What makes our case particularly paradigmatic is the fact that without OCT guidance, an erroneous clinical decision-making process would have taken place, leaving untreated the culprit lesion in this patient.
Giuseppe Di Gioia; Gabor Toth; Dan Rusinaru; Mariano Pellicano; William Wijns; Bernard De Bruyne; Emanuele Barbato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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