Optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows detailed examination of coronary arteries, providing a wealth of information that is complementary to angiography1. Research into the use of this relatively new technology in interventional cardiology has established areas where OCT can be useful in guiding therapy (e.g., optimisation of percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]). However, data on the long-term clinical impact of OCT-guided PCI optimisation are not yet available, but will be determined by ongoing randomised trials2.
Several questions remain regarding the potential use of OCT for following the natural history of coronary atherosclerosis and the acute and long-term biological response ...
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