Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging after Coronary Ultrasound Ablation
The advantage of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) compared with coronary angiography relates to the ability to assess not only the vessel lumen but also the morphology of the vessel and plaque. Based on pathohistologic studies, the accuracy of intravascular imaging is very high and reliable before as well as after coronary interventions [1–7]. The following analysis of 20 patients after undergoing ultrasound ablation was performed to investigate the effect of therapeutic ultrasound ablation on coronary plaque with the aim of better understanding the mechanisms of this new therapeutic device.
KeywordsAblation Catheter Intravascular Ultrasound Lumen Diameter Coronary Plaque IVUS Catheter
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