Intravascular ultrasound imaging of ruptured atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries

Tomoo Nagai, Huai Luo, Shaul Atar, Norman E. Lepor, Michael C. Fishbein, Robert J. Siegel

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Intravascular ultrasound demonstrated plaque ruptures that occurred in regions involved with large complicated atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary artery. Because intravascular ultrasound evaluates both plaque and luminal dimensions, it contributes to our understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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This work was supported in part by Self Defense Forces Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; the Lee E. Siegel, M.D. Memorial Fund; Rexford Kennamer, MD, and the Western Cardiac Foundation, Los Angeles, California. Brief Reports


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