Culprit plaque morphology in STEMI – an optical coherence tomography study: insights from the TOTAL-OCT substudy

EuroIntervention 2016;12:716-723. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV12I6A116

Olli A. Kajander
Olli A. Kajander1*, MD, PhD; Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri2, MD; Sanjit S. Jolly2, MD, MSc; Ravinay Bhindi3, MD, PhD; Heini Huhtala4, MSc; Kari Niemelä1, MD, PhD; Anthony Fung5, MBBS; Ram Vijayaraghavan6, MD; Dimitrios Alexopoulos7, MD, PhD; Tej Sheth2, MD; for the TOTAL-OCT Substudy Investigators
1. Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital and School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland; 2. McMaster University and Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada; 3. Royal North Shore Hospital, Syd

Aims: Our aim was to compare stenosis severity and plaque content between STEMI culprit lesions with intact fibrous cap (IFC) and those with plaque rupture (PR) in a prospective study.

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