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Intracoronary imaging for the diagnosis of the underlying substrate and clinical management of acute coronary syndromes: from evidence to expert consensus … and back!

EuroIntervention 2019;15:392-395. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I5A71

1. Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain; 2. CVPath Institute, Gaithersburg, MD, USA


Intracoronary imaging (ICI) has matured into a well-established clinical and research tool for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are now widely accepted for the assessment of lesion morphology in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The large body of evidence gathered on the clinical value of these techniques cannot be summarised in a conventional clinical practice guideline format. Accordingly, a recent expert consensus document on the importance of ICI to guide coronary interventions1 has now been followed by another expert consensus detailing the value of these techniques to unravel ...

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