The role of optical coherence tomography in the setting of acute myocardial infarction

Yongcheol Kim, Thomas W Johnson, Takashi Akasaka, Myung Ho Jeong

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Abstract

In recent years, intravascular imaging-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been increasing in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has not been established in the setting of AMI despite OCT providing superior resolution (10μm axial resolution) and facilitating assessment of baseline lesion characteristics and post-intervention evaluation of the acute result of stent implantation, including visualization of procedural dissections, malapposition, tissue prolapse, and thrombus. We provide an overview of the potential benefits of OCT-guidance in various situations of AMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of cardiology
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

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Copyright © 2018 Japanese College of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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