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Zhuochen Wang, Karl Heath Martin, Wenbin Huang, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Techniques to image the microvasculature may play an important role in imaging tumor-related angiogenesis and vasa vasorum associated with vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques. However, the microvasculature associated with these pathologies is difficult to detect using traditional B-mode ultrasound or even harmonic imaging due to small vessel size and poor differentiation from surrounding tissue. Acoustic angiography, a microvascular imaging technique which utilizes superharmonic imaging (detection of higher order harmonics of microbubble response), can yield a much higher contrast to tissue ratio (CTR) than second harmonic imaging methods...
October 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Jianguo Ma, Yuan Luo, René R Sevag Packard, Teng Ma, Yichen Ding, Parinaz Abiri, Yu-Chong Tai, Qifa Zhou, Kirk K Shung, Rongsong Li, Tzung Hsiai
Plaque rupture causes acute coronary syndromes and stroke. Intraplaque oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is metabolically unstable and prone to induce rupture. We designed an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) sensor to enhance the detection reproducibility of oxLDL-laden plaques. The flexible 2-point micro-electrode array for EIS was affixed to an inflatable balloon anchored onto a co-axial double layer catheter (outer diameter = 2 mm). The mechanically scanning-driven IVUS transducer (45 MHz) was deployed through the inner catheter (diameter = 1...
November 1, 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
Dong-Ho Shin, Sung-Jin Hong, Gary S Mintz, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Yangsoo Jang, Myeong-Ki Hong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided new-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation using a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from randomized trials. BACKGROUND: Published randomized trials that compare IVUS-guided versus angiography-guided new-generation DES implantation are scarce. METHODS: Searches of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases were performed to find randomized trials that compared IVUS-guided versus angiography-guided new-generation DES implantation...
October 6, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Zhi-Geng Jin, Zhuo-Qi Zhang, Li-Min Jing, Yu-Jie Wei, Jiao Zhang, Jian-Ping Luo, Sheng-Li Yang, Dong-Xing Ma, Ying Liu, Wei Han, Yong Yang, Hui-Liang Liu
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of dual-axis rotational coronary angiography (DARCA) for coronary lesion assessment by directly comparing with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). From October 2014 to December 2015, 40 patients (58 lesions) who had undergone both DARCA and IVUS were included in the image analysis. The minimum lumen diameter (MLD), lesion length, reference vessel diameter (RVD) and percent diameter stenosis at the same lesion, were identified and assessed. Significant correlation with IVUS was found for DARCA in either lesion length (r = 0...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Shinsuke Mori, Keisuke Hirano, Yoshiaki Ito, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Norihiro Kobayashi, Hideyuki Takimura, Yasunari Sakamoto, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Takuro Takama, Yohsuke Honda, Takahiro Tokuda, Kenji Makino, Shigemitsu Shirai
AIM: To investigate the relationship between intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings and restenosis after stent implantation for long occlusive femoropopliteal (FP) lesions using the intraluminal approach. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study of 45 patients (49 lesions) with de novo long occlusive FP lesions treated with bare metal stents implanted using the intraluminal approach under IVUS guidance from April 2007 to December 2014. All patients were followed up at least 12 months...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Jae-Sik Jang, Ho-Cheol Shin, Jong Seok Bae, Han-Young Jin, Jeong-Sook Seo, Tae-Hyun Yang, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Kyoung-Im Cho, Bo-Hyun Kim, Yong Hyun Park, Hyung-Gon Je, Dong-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention frequently results in unnecessary stenting due to the low positive predictive value of IVUS-derived minimal lumen area (MLA) for identification of functionally significant coronary stenosis. We appraised the diagnostic accuracy of IVUS-derived MLA compared with the fractional flow reserve (FFR) to assess intermediate coronary stenosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and Cochrane databases for studies using IVUS and FFR methods to establish the best MLA cut-off values to predict significant non-left main coronary artery stenosis...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
H M Nef, O Dörr, H Möllmann, A Elsässer
Bifurcation lesions are a therapeutic challenge in the interventional treatment of coronary artery disease. Thus, consideration of anatomical aspects and selection of the most appropriate strategy for an individual bifurcation have an impact on the interventional outcome. Accordingly, assessment of the type of bifurcation stenosis, including the relevance of the side branches, vessel diameter and the angle between the two branches are critical for the optimal choice of interventional strategy. The fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a parameter that provides a measure of the severity of coronary stenosis and despite some limitations, FFR can be applied to bifurcation lesions...
October 7, 2016: Herz
Muhammad Muzaffar Mahmood, David Austin
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon but important cause of acute coronary syndrome. The diagnosis of SCAD by an angiogram alone can be challenging and the increasing use of intracoronary imaging has proven an invaluable diagnostic adjunct in this regard. The appropriate initial management of SCAD has been a matter of significant debate. Owing to frequent spontaneous healing of coronary dissection and a higher risk of complications with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the setting of SCAD, a default approach of mechanical revascularization is not recommended...
September 18, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Soo-Jin Kang, Hojin Ha, June-Goo Lee, Seung-Bong Han, Gary S Mintz, Jihoon Kweon, Mineok Chang, Jae-Hyung Roh, Pil Hyung Lee, Sung-Han Yoon, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Whan Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Seung-Jung Park, Young-Hak Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to determine whether finite element analysis (FEA)-derived plaque structural stress (PSS) analysis can predict serial changes in atheroma volume, type, and tissue composition within a fibroatheroma-containing target segment. METHODS: Overall, 210 patients (210 untreated coronary artery lesions) underwent serial (baseline and 12-month follow-up) grayscale- and virtual histology (VH)-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Baseline PSS was assessed at the minimal lumen and at the maximum necrotic core (NC) sites...
September 30, 2016: Atherosclerosis
J Ribamar Costa, Daniel Chamié, Alexandre A C Abizaid, Expedito Ribeiro, George C Meireles, Maurício Prudente, Carlos A Campos, Juliana P Castro, Ricardo Costa, Pedro A Lemos
We sought to compare, by means of IVUS and OCT imaging, the performance of a novel sirolimus-eluting drug-eluting stent (DES) with biodegradable polymer (Inspiron™) to the Biomatrix™ DES. From the DESTINY trial, a total of 70 randomized patients (2:1) were enrolled in the IVUS substudy (Inspiron™, n = 46; Biomatrix™: n = 20) while 25 patients were evaluated with OCT (Inspiron™, n = 19; Biomatrix™: n = 06) at 9-month follow-up. The main endpoints were % of neointimal tissue obstruction (IVUS) and neointimal stut coverage (OCT) at 9 months...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Milos Brankovic, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Nermina Buljubasic, Jin M Cheng, Rohit M Oemrawsingh, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Evelyn Regar, Patrick W Serruys, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Eric Boersma, Isabella Kardys
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We investigated whether plasma cystatin C (CysC) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are associated with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-derived characteristics of coronary atherosclerosis and 1-year adverse coronary events in patients with normal and mildly-to-moderately impaired kidney function. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2011, virtual histology (VH)-IVUS of a non-culprit coronary artery was performed in 581 patients undergoing coronary angiography...
September 17, 2016: Atherosclerosis
Ahmad S Hussain, Namath S Hussain
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) can provide valuable information regarding endoluminal morphology. We present the first description of IVUS-guided intracranial and extracranial carotid artery stent placement for arterial dissection. A 41-year-old female with a sudden-onset headache and blurred vision underwent a computed tomography (CT) angiogram imaging that revealed bilateral carotid artery dissections (BCAD) and a left vertebral artery dissection (VAD). Endovascular treatment (EVT) of a long segment right carotid artery dissection (CAD) was performed employing two Carotid WALLSTENT™ Monorails™ (8 x 36 mm, 10 x 31 mm) (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA)...
2016: Curēus
Yasuhiro Nakano, Kenji Sadamatsu
Minimizing the catheter size can reduce vascular access complications and contrast dye usage in coronary angiography. The small diameter of the 4Fr guiding catheter has limited the use of several angioplasty devices such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the past. However, the combination of a novel IVUS catheter and a 0.010 guidewire makes it possible to perform IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a 4Fr guiding catheter. We herein report the case of a 51-year-old man with silent myocardial ischemia who underwent IVUS-guided transradial PCI with a 4Fr guiding catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Jaemyung Lim, Coskun Tekes, F Levent Degertekin, Maysam Ghovanloo
Having intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging capability on guide wires used in cardiovascular interventions may eliminate the need for separate IVUS catheters and expand the use of IVUS in a larger portion of the vasculature. High frequency capacitive micro machined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) arrays should be integrated with interface electronics and placed on the guide wire for this purpose. Besides small size, this system-on-a-chip (SoC) front-end should connect to the back-end imaging system with a minimum number of wires to preserve the critical mechanical properties of the guide wire...
September 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
Shoichi Kuramitsu, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoru Suwa, Yuji Nishizaki, Takayuki Yokoyama, Shuko Nojiri, Masashi Iwabuchi, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Shinya Okazaki, Hiroshi Tamura, Hirotaka Watada, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have anti-atherosclerotic and cardioprotective effects in vitro. However, the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on coronary plaque remains unclear. We sought to assess the effect of sitagliptin on coronary plaque volume (PV) and stabilization in diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: The ESPECIAL-ACS was a prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel group study at 4 Japanese centers to assess the effect of 6-month treatment with sitagliptin on coronary plaque changes in non-culprit lesion in diabetic patients with ACS using serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and integrated backscatter IVUS (IB-IVUS) analysis...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Johannes N van der Sijde, Giulio Guagliumi, Vasile Sirbu, Kunihiro Shimamura, Marco Borghesi, Antonios Karanasos, Evelyn Regar
The efficacy of an IVUS-guided stent implantation strategy to improve acute results and clinical outcome has been described previously. OCT is another technique which allows high-resolution intracoronary imaging. However, the use of invasive imaging modalities to guide PCI has, as yet, played a limited role in current clinical practice. This may be partly explained by the expertise required for interpretation and clinical decision making. We present a novel technology which enables real-time co-registration of OCT images with angiography...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Soon Jun Hong, Chul Min Ahn, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Seung-Ho Hur, Cheol Woong Yu, Seung-Jin Lee, Cheol Ung Choi, Je Sang Kim, Jung-Han Yoon, Young Joon Hong, Jae-Woong Choi, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Yangsoo Jang, Do-Sun Lim
AIMS: At present no proven standard treatment for drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis is available, and the efficacy and safety of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) and zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES) for DES restenosis are limited. The purpose of this prospective, randomized 9-month intracoronary ultrasound (IVUS) and 3-year clinical follow-up study was to compare the effects of EESs and ZESs on neointima volume and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) such as death, myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR) and stent thrombosis in DES restenosis patients...
September 15, 2016: European Heart Journal
Masakazu Nagaoka, Naoko Tsumuraya, Masaki Nie, Yuji Ikari
The occurrence of allergy to iodinated contrast in certain patients may prevent the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in such cases. We present a 53-year-old male with a history of allergic reaction to iodinated contrast who successfully underwent intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided PCI. Stent size was determined based on IVUS. After PCI, stent expansion and a lack of edge dissection or incomplete apposition were confirmed by IVUS. Thus, PCI without contrast injection under IVUS may be feasible in selected patients with allergy to iodinated contrast...
2016: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Kunihiro Shimamura, Giulio Guagliumi
Decision making on lesion preparation and stent/scaffold optimization are cornerstones of patient outcome. Intravascular imaging recently emerged as a critical modality to achieve better results of stent/scaffold implantation and superior clinical outcomes compared with coronary angiography alone. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), a light-based intravascular imaging modality with high frame rate in acquisition and very high speed pullback, can interrogate the target vessel in a couple of seconds, and immediately display a pristine longitudinal lumen contour with automatic detection of lesion severity, site and lumen/stent areas...
September 23, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Elżbieta Pociask, Joanna Jaworek-Korjakowska, Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski, Tomasz Roleder, Wojciech Wojakowski
Background. Detecting and identifying vulnerable plaque, which is prone to rupture, is still a challenge for cardiologist. Such lipid core-containing plaque is still not identifiable by everyday angiography, thus triggering the need to develop a new tool where NIRS-IVUS can visualize plaque characterization in terms of its chemical and morphologic characteristic. The new tool can lead to the development of new methods of interpreting the newly obtained data. In this study, the algorithm to fully automated lipid pool detection on NIRS images is proposed...
2016: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
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