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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077820/acute-coronary-syndrome-demonstrating-plaque-rupture-in-calcified-lesions-visualized-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
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Yutaka Goryo, Teruyoshi Kume, Yusuke Kobayashi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Ai Kawamura, Kenzo Fukuhara, Terumasa Koyama, Ryotaro Yamada, Koichiro Imai, Yoji Neishi, Shiro Uemura
A 68-year-old female with acute coronary syndrome was transferred to our hospital. Emergency coronary angiography showed 90% stenosis with severe calcification in the proximal right coronary artery (RCA). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images were obtained and showed circumferential heavy calcification without any evidence of plaque rupture. Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) images were obtained in the RCA lesion 3 days after the initial coronary angiography. A cavity of plaque rupture in the calcified plaque by using OFDI was observed in the lesion, which could not be recognized by IVUS...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069611/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusions-an-international-multicenter-registry
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Satoru Mitomo, Toru Naganuma, Yusuke Fujino, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Sandeep Basavarajaiah, Michael Pitt, Wei-Hsian Yin, Damras Tresukosol, Antonio Colombo, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: There are only limited studies reporting clinical outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS; Absorb; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) implantation for coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO). The aim of this study was to evaluate the real-world feasibility and safety of BVS implantation for the treatment of CTO. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively evaluated CTO cases treated with BVS from a multicenter registry. The primary end point was target lesion failure defined as a composite of cardiac death, target vessel myocardial infarction, and clinically driven target lesion revascularization...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062170/an-artificial-neural-network-method-for-lumen-and-media-adventitia-border-detection-in-ivus
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Shengran Su, Zhenghui Hu, Qiang Lin, William Kongto Hau, Zhifan Gao, Heye Zhang
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has been well recognized as one powerful imaging technique to evaluate the stenosis inside the coronary arteries. The detection of lumen border and media-adventitia (MA) border in IVUS images is the key procedure to determine the plaque burden inside the coronary arteries, but this detection could be burdensome to the doctor because of large volume of the IVUS images. In this paper, we use the artificial neural network (ANN) method as the feature learning algorithm for the detection of the lumen and MA borders in IVUS images...
November 17, 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059849/is-age-an-important-factor-for-vascular-response-to-statin-therapy-a-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-study
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Jiannan Dai, Jingbo Hou, Lei Xing, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Tsunenari Soeda, Yoshiyasu Minami, Daniel Ong, Rocco Vergallo, Shaosong Zhang, Hang Lee, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: Age-related structural and functional changes in vessel wall may affect the time course of vascular response to statin therapy. In this study, we sought to compare the response of lipid-rich plaque to statin therapy in elderly versus younger patients using optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients who underwent serial optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound at the time point of baseline, 6, and 12 months were divided into two groups according to median age: group A (age<57 years, n=35) and group B (age≥57 years, n=34)...
January 4, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042323/microbubble-gas-volume-a-unifying-dose-parameter-in-blood-brain-barrier-opening-by-focused-ultrasound
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Kang-Ho Song, Alexander C Fan, Joshua J Hinkle, Joshua Newman, Mark A Borden, Brandon K Harvey
Focused ultrasound with microbubbles is being developed to transiently, locally and noninvasively open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for improved pharmaceutical delivery. Prior work has demonstrated that, for a given concentration dose, microbubble size affects both the intravascular circulation persistence and extent of BBB opening. When matched to gas volume dose, however, the circulation half-life was found to be independent of microbubble size. In order to determine whether this holds true for BBB opening as well, we independently measured the effects of microbubble size (2 vs...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039209/everolimus-eluting-stents-stabilize-plaque-inflammation-in-vivo-assessment-by-intravascular-fluorescence-molecular-imaging
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Marcella A Calfon Press, Georgios Mallas, Amir Rosenthal, Tetsuya Hara, Adam Mauskapf, R Nika Nudelman, Alexander Sheehy, Igor V Polyakov, Frank Kolodgie, Renu Virmani, J Luis Guerrero, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Farouc A Jaffer
AIMS: Inflammation drives atherosclerosis complications and is a promising therapeutic target for plaque stabilization. At present, it is unknown whether local stenting approaches can stabilize plaque inflammation in vivo. Here, we investigate whether everolimus-eluting stents (EES) can locally suppress plaque inflammatory protease activity in vivo using intravascular near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) molecular imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: Balloon-injured, hyperlipidaemic rabbits with atherosclerosis received non-overlapping EES and bare metal stents (BMS) placement into the infrarenal aorta (n = 7 EES, n = 7 BMS, 3...
December 29, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031683/left-main-coronary-spasm-an-extremely-rare-entity-with-possible-life-threatening-complications
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A Al Emam, N Sricharoen
Coronary artery spasm is a known cause of acute coronary syndrome. However, left main coronary spasm is an extremely rare entity and can present in different ways depending on the duration and severity of the spasm. We present a 44-year-old female patient who presented with transient ST elevation in the lead aVR and ST depression in the lateral and inferior leads. Coronary angiography showed mid left main and ostial right coronary artery spasm that significantly improved after intracoronary nitroglycerine administration...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031233/quantitative-intravascular-biological-fluorescence-ultrasound-imaging-of-coronary-and-peripheral-arteries-in-vivo
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Dmitry Bozhko, Eric A Osborn, Amir Rosenthal, Johan W Verjans, Tetsuya Hara, Stephan Kellnberger, Georg Wissmeyer, Saak V Ovsepian, Jason R McCarthy, Adam Mauskapf, Ashley F Stein, Farouc A Jaffer, Vasilis Ntziachristos
AIMS: (i) to evaluate a novel hybrid near-infrared fluorescence-intravascular ultrasound (NIRF-IVUS) system in coronary and peripheral swine arteries in vivo; (ii) to assess simultaneous quantitative biological and morphological aspects of arterial disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two 9F/15MHz peripheral and 4.5F/40MHz coronary near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF)-IVUS catheters were engineered to enable accurate co-registrtation of biological and morphological readings simultaneously in vivo...
December 27, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017925/intravascular-ultrasound-and-near-infrared-spectroscopic-features-of-coronary-lesions-with-intraplaque-haemorrhage
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Mitsuaki Matsumura, Gary S Mintz, Soo-Jin Kang, Stephen T Sum, Sean P Madden, Allen P Burke, James Goldstein, Rupa Parvataneni, Gregg W Stone, James E Muller, Renu Virmani, Akiko Maehara
AIMS: Intraplaque haemorrhage is considered a major contributor to lesion progression. We assessed coronary lesions with intraplaque haemorrhage using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated coronary arteries from autopsy hearts using 40MHz IVUS and NIRS and compared the imaging findings to histopathology. A total of 2324 2-mm long histological segments from 101 coronary arteries from 56 autopsy hearts were included...
December 25, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012553/comparison-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#10
REVIEW
Syed Yaseen Naqvi, Jordan Klein, Tisa Saha, Daniel J McCormick, Sheldon Goldberg
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) decreases mortality in patients with significant left main (LM) coronary artery disease and for years remained the therapy of choice for patients with this ominous lesion. Advances in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have enabled it to become an alternative to CABG. The results of observational registries and randomized comparisons have shown the safety and efficacy of PCI in appropriately selected patients with low or intermediate angiographic risk scores. Furthermore, the use of physiological measures of flow limitation and the use of intracoronary imaging techniques has added benefit and improved outcomes...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012050/comparative-assessment-of-plaque-media-change-on-three-modalities-of-ivus-immediately-after-implantation-of-either-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-or-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stent-in-absorb-ii-study
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Yaping Zeng, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Mahammad Abdelghani, Hans Jonker, Franck Digne, Dieter Horstkotte, Manfred Zehender, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Saia, Rosario Fiorilli, Bernard Chevalier, Leonardo Bolognese, Javier Goicolea, Shaoping Nie, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
The purpose of the study to assess the comparability of immediate changes in plaque/media volume (PV) on three modalities of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) after implantation of either bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES) in Absorb II Study. The two devices have different device volume and ultrasound backscattering that may interfere with the "plaque/media" assessed by three modalities on IVUS: grayscale, backscattering of radiofrequency and brightness function. In a multicenter randomized controlled trial, 501 patients with stable or unstable angina underwent documentary IVUS pre- and post- implantation...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010920/computer-aided-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-myocardial-infarction-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-using-ultrasound-images-a-review
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REVIEW
Oliver Faust, U Rajendra Acharya, Vidya K Sudarshan, Ru San Tan, Chai Hong Yeong, Filippo Molinari, Kwan Hoong Ng
The diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Myocardial Infarction (MI) and carotid atherosclerosis is of paramount importance, as these cardiovascular diseases may cause medical complications and large number of death. Ultrasound (US) is a widely used imaging modality, as it captures moving images and image features correlate well with results obtained from other imaging methods. Furthermore, US does not use ionizing radiation and it is economical when compared to other imaging modalities. However, reading US images takes time and the relationship between image and tissue composition is complex...
December 20, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008296/point-of-care-ultraportable-echocardiography-predicts-diuretic-response-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Dena K Krishnan, Barbara Pawlaczyk, Peter A McCullough, Susan Enright, Arvind Kunadi, Thomas E Vanhecke
BACKGROUND: Routine management of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) requires careful attentiveness to fluid status and diuretic treatment efficacy. New advances in ultrasound have made ultraportable echocardiography (UE) available to physicians for point-of-care use. The purpose of this study is to explore physiologic measures of intravascular fluid volume derived from UE and explore predictors of diuretic response in ADHF. METHODS: Various echocardiography imaging measurements, particularly diameter and collapse of inferior vena cava (IVC), were collected from 77 patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of ADHF...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007741/predictors-and-long-term-clinical-impact-of-acute-stent-malapposition-an-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents-adapt-des-intravascular-ultrasound-substudy
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Bin Wang, Gary S Mintz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Cristiano F Souza, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Myong-Hwa Yamamoto, Rupa Parvataneni, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: The impact of acute stent malapposition (ASM) on long-term clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is still controversial. We sought to evaluate predictors and long-term clinical outcomes of ASM. METHODS AND RESULTS: ADAPT-DES (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) was a prospective multicenter study of 8663 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention using drug-eluting stents...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000617/ex-vivo-detection-of-macrophages-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-using-intravascular-ultrasonic-photoacoustic-imaging
#15
Nhat Quang Bui, Kyu Kyu Hlaing, Yong Wook Lee, Hyun Wook Kang, Junghwan Oh
Macrophages are excellent imaging targets for detecting atherosclerotic plaques as they are involved in all the developmental stages of atherosclerosis. However, no imaging technique is currently capable of visualizing macrophages inside blood vessel walls. The current study develops an intravascular ultrasonic-photoacoustic (IVUP) imaging system combined with indocyanine green (ICG) as a contrast agent to provide morphological and compositional information about the targeted samples. Both tissue-mimicking vessel phantoms and atherosclerotic plaque-mimicking porcine arterial tissues are used to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping macrophages labeled with ICG by endoscopically applying the proposed hybrid technique...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998841/automated-characterisation-of-lipid-core-plaques-in-vivo-by-quantitative-optical-coherence-tomography-tissue-type-imaging
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Muthukaruppan Gnanadesigan, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Antonios Karanasos, Nienke S van Ditzhuijzen, Johannes N van der Sijde, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Jurgen Ligthart, Karen Witberg, Giovanni J Ughi, Antonius F van der Steen, Evelyn Regar, Gijs van Soest
AIMS: Qualitative criteria for plaque tissue characterisation by OCT are well established, but quantitative methods lack systematic validation in vivo. High optical attenuation coefficient µt has been associated with unstable plaque features, such as lipid core. The purpose of this study was to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) attenuation imaging for tissue characterisation in vivo, specifically to detect lipid core in coronary atherosclerotic plaques, and to evaluate quantitatively the ability of OCT attenuation imaging to differentiate thin-cap (TCFA) and thick-cap fibroatheroma (FA)...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998840/quantification-and-characterisation-of-released-plaque-material-during-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-into-right-coronary-artery-lesions-by-multimodality-intracoronary-imaging
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Heike A Hildebrandt, Polykarpos C Patsalis, Fadi Al-Rashid, Markus Neuhäuser, Tienush Rassaf, Gerd Heusch, Philipp Kahlert, Petra Kleinbongard
AIMS: We aimed to compare intravascular ultrasound with virtual histology (VH-IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for their ability to quantify the true amount and characterise the nature of released plaque material during bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation into right coronary artery (RCA) lesions using a distal occlusion and aspiration device. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventeen patients underwent BVS implantation into the right coronary artery under distal protection with intracoronary imaging using VH-IVUS, OCT and NIRS...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998636/use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#18
Sowdhamani Bellapu, Joshua Guttman
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) occurs when ovaries are overstimulated and enlarged due to fertility treatments resulting in a shift of serum from the intravascular space to the third space, mainly the abdominal cavity. It is the most serious complication of ovarian hyperstimulation for assisted reproduction. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with abdominal bloating and nausea 2 weeks after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF); she was diagnosed by an outside radiology ultrasound as having a ruptured ovarian cyst...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993755/clinical-angiographic-ivus-and-oct-predictors-for-irregular-protrusion-after-coronary-stenting
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Krzysztof L Bryniarski, Seung-Jea Tahk, So-Yeon Choi, Tsunenari Soeda, Takumi Higuma, Erika Yamamoto, Lei Xing, Jiannan Dai, Thomas Zanchin, Hang Lee, Ik-Kyung Jang
AIMS: Irregular protrusion identified by optical coherence tomography (OCT) immediately following stent implantation has been reported as an independent predictor for adverse cardiac events at 1 year. However, baseline characteristics for development of irregular protrusion are unknown. The aim of the study was to identify predictors for irregular protrusion following stent implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 900 lesions in 786 patients who had post-stent OCT imaging were analyzed...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992371/relation-between-baseline-plaque-features-and-subsequent-coronary-artery-remodeling-determined-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound
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Zulong Xie, Nana Dong, Rong Sun, Xinxin Liu, Xia Gu, Yong Sun, Hongwei Du, Jiannan Dai, Youbin Liu, Jingbo Hou, Jinwei Tian, Bo Yu
Atherosclerosis often leads to myocardial infarction and stroke. We examined the influence of baseline plaque characteristics on subsequent vascular remodeling in response to changes in plaque size. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), we examined 213 plaques from 138 patients with acute coronary syndrome at baseline and repeated IVUS at the 12-month follow-up. The change in external elastic membrane (EEM) area for each 1 mm2 change in plaque area (i.e., the slope of the regression line) was calculated as a measure of vascular remodeling capacity...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
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