Imaging of vulnerable plaques using near-infrared spectroscopy for risk stratification of atherosclerosis.

Saurabh Sanon, Tim Dao, Vani P. Sanon, Robert Chilton

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Abstract

Although the prevalent approach in cardiology is largely "stenosis-centric," it has been long known that most acute coronary events are caused by apparently angiographically nonsignificant stenosis. This has led to a gradual paradigm shift from detection of significant stenosis to detection of lesion instability. A number of imaging modalities have been developed that help in this quest; however, none have been as promising as near-infrared spectroscopy used for detection of coronary plaque characteristics. In this article we discuss the various invasive imaging tools available to the interventional cardiologist, with special emphasis on near-infrared spectroscopy as a key emerging imaging technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number304
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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