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Recent trends in coronary intravascular ultrasound: tracking atherosclerosis, pursuit of vulnerable plaques, and beyond.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16464722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Within the past decade, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has proved to be a useful modality for guiding coronary interventions and assessment of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. During the last few years, IVUS has been used increasingly for the evaluation of the efficacy of various possible antiatherosclerotic therapies including high-dose statins, antihypertensives, and recombinant apolipoprotein A-I Milano. The recently introduced radiofrequency signal analysis is an advanced method for evaluation of IVUS signals to determine various histologic components of atherosclerotic plaques. Elastography is an allied technology for measuring the tissue strain that occurs in response to changes in intraluminal pressure. Whether radiofrequency signal analysis or elastography will become clinically useful tools for detecting vulnerable plaques remains an unanswered, burning question.
Ilke Sipahi; Stephen J Nicholls; E Murat Tuzcu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1071-3581     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nucl Cardiol     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-08     Completed Date:  2006-06-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423534     Medline TA:  J Nucl Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intravascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / ultrasonography*
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Physician's Practice Patterns / trends
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*,  trends*

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