Assessment of coronary atherosclerosis by IVUS and IVUS-based imaging modalities: progression and regression studies, tissue composition and beyond

Bill Gkogkas, V Farooq, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys, Hector Garcia Garcia

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality, morbidity and disability in the developed world, predominantly affecting the adult population. In the early 1990s coronary heart disease (CHD) was established as affecting one in two men and one in three women by the age of forty. Despite the dramatic progress in the field of cardiovascular medicine in terms of diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, modest improvements have only been achieved when the reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity indices are assessed. To better understand coronary atherosclerosis, new imaging modalities have been introduced. These novel imaging modalities have been used in two ways: (1) for the characterization of plaque types; (2) for the assessment of the progression and regression of tissue types. These two aspects will be discussed in this review.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)225-237
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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