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Tools & Techniques: Intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography

EuroIntervention 2012;7:1343-1349. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I11A211

Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

CSA / MLCSA: cross-sectional area / minimal lumen CSA

CTO: chronic total occlusion

DES: drug-eluting stent

FFR: fractional flow reserve

IEL: internal elastic lamina

ISA: incomplete stent apposition

IVUS: intravascular ultrasound

LM: left main

MLA: minimal lumen area

OCT: optical coherence tomography

SB: side branch


In this chapter of Tools & Techniques, intracoronary imaging is discussed using a stepwise approach. The following is an summarised overview of its application in the cathlab. The complete, unabridged version with images is available online at Coronary angiography ...

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