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Ruptured plaque and large plaque burden are risks of distal embolisation during percutaneous coronary intervention: evaluation by angioscopy and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound imaging

EuroIntervention 2013;9:235-242. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I2A39

1. Cardiovascular Division, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 2. Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 3. Department of Surgical Pathology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan

Aims: Slow flow and no flow phenomena have been associated with distal embolisation, especially of plaque debris, and with unfavourable clinical

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