Intracoronary IVUS for Evaluation of Atherosclerosis Progression

Kiyoko Uno, Yu Kataoka, Rishi Puri, Stephen J. Nicholls

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Abstract

Serial imaging of the coronary arteries with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enables monitoring progression of atherosclerotic plaque and characterization of the clinical and pharmacological factors that influence it. These studies have demonstrated the importance of targeting the major cardiovascular risk factors, with evidence of slowing progression and in some cases promoting disease regression. In addition, technological advances in intravascular imaging also permit characterization of individual plaque components, enabling more comprehensive evaluation of anti-atherosclerotic therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Plaque vulnerability
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology

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