Findings of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

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Sep 21, 2014 - coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) permitted ... The CTA detected vulnerable plaque (CT-VP) was defined as LAP.

Original Paper

J Jpn Coron Assoc 2014; 20: 314–320

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Findings of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) Detected Vulnerable Plaque Yoshinori Tsubakimoto, Akira Sakamoto, Kohei Kawamura, Toru Tanigaki, Koji Isodono, Tomohiko Sakatani, Shinzo Kimura, Akiko Matsuo, Keiji Inoue, Hiroshi Fujita

Background: Recently, coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) findings of positive vessel remodeling (PR) and low-attenuation plaque (LAP) have been reported to be associated with the development of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The aim of this study was to examine the CTA detected vulnerable plaque characteristics by using intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT). Method and Result: A total of 16 patients with 16 lesions underwent PCI by using intracoronary OCT, after coronary CTA examination, were enrolled in this study. The CTA detected vulnerable plaque (CT-VP) was defined as LAP (

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