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An intravascular ultrasound comparison of left anterior descending artery/first diagonal branch versus distal left main coronary artery bifurcation lesions.
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PMID:  23339810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims: We report the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) analysis of plaque distribution in left anterior descending (LAD) artery/first diagonal (D1) and distal left main coronary artery (LMCA) bifurcation lesion location. Methods and results: We reviewed 58 angiograms of LAD/D1 bifurcation lesions with pre-intervention IVUS of both the LAD and D1 and compared these data to a corresponding cohort (n=81) of LMCA bifurcations, dividing each bifurcation into three segments: MV (main vessel), MB (main branch distal to the carina), and SB (side branch). In the LAD/D1 cohort, D1 (SB) had less calcium and a smaller plaque burden compared to the other two segments. Continuous plaque from the LAD proximal to the carina (MV) into the LAD distal to the carina (MB) was seen in 90%, from the MV into the SB in 72%, and from the MV into both the MB and SB in 62%. In the LMCA cohort, ostial left circumflex (LCX) (SB) had less calcium and a smaller plaque burden compared to the distal LMCA (MV) and ostial LAD (MB). Continuous plaque from MV to MB was seen in 96%, from MV to the SB in 78%, and from MV to both branches in 74%. Conclusions: The IVUS analysis of the LAD/D1 and LMCA bifurcations revealed that most lesions had diffuse plaques extending from the MV into the MB with the SB having the least amount of calcium and the smallest plaque burden, regardless of location.
Tadayuki Yakushiji; Akiko Maehara; Gary S Mintz; Shigeo Saito; Hiroshi Araki; Carlos Oviedo; So-Yeon Choi; Seung Jea Tahk; Martin B Leon; Gregg W Stone; Jeffrey W Moses; Masahiko Ochiai
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1969-6213     ISO Abbreviation:  EuroIntervention     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
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