Use of Optical Coherence Tomography in Coronary Artery Disease: Review Article.
coronary artery disease, optical coherence tomography, diagnostic imaging, cardiac catheterization
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Investigative Techniques
Optical coherence tomography is a catheter-based imaging modality in heart catheterizations, which provides a significantly higher resolution of intravascular pathology by means of using light as opposed to ultrasound. The applications of this modality may include a detailed assessment of atherosclerotic plaques, stent evaluation including coverage and restenosis and percutaneous coronary intervention optimization. In this article, we provide a review of current literature highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the use of optical coherence tomography in the catheterization lab.
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Current Problems in Cardiology
Hasan SM, Faluk M, Patel JD, Abdelmaseih R, Patel J. Use of Optical Coherence Tomography in Coronary Artery Disease: Review Article [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 3]. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2020;100597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2020.100597