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Imaging of vulnerable plaques using near-infrared spectroscopy for risk stratification of atherosclerosis.
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PMID:  23299644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although the prevalent approach in cardiology is largely "stenosis-centric," it has been long known that most acute coronary events are caused by apparently angiographically nonsignificant stenosis. This has led to a gradual paradigm shift from detection of significant stenosis to detection of lesion instability. A number of imaging modalities have been developed that help in this quest; however, none have been as promising as near-infrared spectroscopy used for detection of coronary plaque characteristics. In this article we discuss the various invasive imaging tools available to the interventional cardiologist, with special emphasis on near-infrared spectroscopy as a key emerging imaging technology.
Saurabh Sanon; Tim Dao; Vani P Sanon; Robert Chilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA.
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