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Impact of Statin Use Before the Onset of Acute Myocardial Infarction on Coronary Plaque Morphology of the Culprit Lesion.
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PMID:  22679133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Statins favorably stabilize coronary plaque. We evaluated the impact of statin use before the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on culprit lesion plaque morphology. Patients (n = 127) with AMI were divided into either a statin group (n = 31) or a nonstatin group (n = 96) based on statin use before the onset of AMI. Coronary plaque morphology of the culprit lesion was evaluated using intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH) with radiofrequency data analysis before coronary intervention. The IVUS-VH identified 4 types of plaque components: fibrous, fibrofatty, dense calcium, and necrotic core. The IVUS-VH showed less percentage of necrotic area, greater percentage fibrous area, and greater percentage of fibrofatty area of the culprit lesion in the statin group. In conclusion, statin use before the onset of AMI might have effects on coronary plaque morphology of the AMI culprit lesion with less necrotic core and greater fibrous and fibrofatty component.
Hiroyuki Hikita; Shunsuke Kuroda; Yuki Oosaka; Naohiko Kawaguchi; Emiko Nakashima; Tomoyo Sugiyama; Daiki Akiyama; Tetsuo Kamiishi; Shigeki Kimura; Yoshihide Takahashi; Taishi Kuwahara; Akira Sato; Atsushi Takahashi; Mitsuaki Isobe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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