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Intravascular ultrasound virtual histology imaging in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A useful clinical tool during primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22142204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We described the novel use of intravascular ultrasound-virtual histology (IVUS-VH) imaging in two young adult male patients who presented with acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and we highlight the usefulness of this new invasive coronary imaging technique. Both patients had thrombotic occlusion of the right coronary arteries but the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms leading to acute thrombosis were different. The in vivo information obtained by IVUS-VH imaging was invaluable in pinpointing the likely etiology of STEMI and thus, guided our primary percutaneous coronary intervention strategy appropriately.
Hee Hwa Ho; Chun Pong Wong; William Kong Hau; Kwok Kong Loh; Paul Jau Ong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute cardiac care     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1748-295X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Card Care     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-06     Completed Date:  2012-04-03     Revised Date:  2012-07-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101276603     Medline TA:  Acute Card Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
Coronary Angiography
Myocardial Infarction / radiography,  therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Interventional*

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