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Multiple coronary plaque ruptures in a patient with a recent ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction causing recurrent coronary instability.
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PMID:  22772603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Multiple plaque instability has been reported in about one-third of patients with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) and could be responsible for early recurrent instability after STEMI. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution imaging technique that may help in detection and characterization of unstable coronary plaques. We present a case of multiple coronary instability in a patient with anterior STEMI where OCT has tailored an optimal diagnosis and treatment.
Authors:
Ilaria Dato; Giampaolo Niccoli; Leonardo Cataneo; Filippo Crea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-9     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:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
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