Experimental research

Validation of in vivo plaque characterisation by virtual histology in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis

EuroIntervention 2009;5:149-156.

J Van Herck
Jozef Van Herck1*, MD; Guido De Meyer2, PharMD, PhD; Guy Ennekens1; Paul Van Herck1, MD, PhD; Arnold Herman2, MD, PhD; Christiaan Vrints1, MD, PhD
1. Division of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium; 2. Division of Pharmacology, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Aims: Most acute coronary syndromes are caused by plaque rupture. The risk of plaque rupture is related to plaque composition. The purpose of this study was to validate VH-IVUS for in vivo

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