Optical coherence tomography imaging in asymptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis

Mehmet Cilingiroglu, Abdul Hakeem, Marc Feldman, Mark Wholey

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Abstract

Assessment and treatment plan for asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis are based on angiography at the present time. However, angiography or other imaging modalities are limited with their resolution to detect high-risk plaque features. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) recently emerged as a novel imaging modality with a unique resolution to identify vulnerable plaque characteristics. We report use of IVOCT in two separate asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis with two different plaque types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Carotid stenosis
  • Distal embolization
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Vulnerable plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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