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Utility of optical coherence tomography to assess a hazy intracoronary image after percutaneous coronary intervention.

Carrizo S, Salinas P, Jimenez-Valero S, Moreno R - Korean Circ J (2013)

Bottom Line: Based on the results of the OCT, the patient underwent an elective coronary angioplasty with standard anticoagulation.The use of OCT permitted a correct diagnosis and a successful treatment.This paper provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of OCT, and a comparison with intravascular ultrasound.

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Affiliation: University Hospital La Paz, Interventional Cardiology Department, Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Although its use in daily practice is not common, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful research tool in invasive cardiology. This report describes a hazy angiography image after percutaneous coronary intervention that has been assessed using OCT. Based on the results of the OCT, the patient underwent an elective coronary angioplasty with standard anticoagulation. After implantation of the stent, an intracoronary hazy image was seen on angiography. The use of OCT permitted a correct diagnosis and a successful treatment. This paper provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of OCT, and a comparison with intravascular ultrasound.

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Final optical coherence tomography imaging of the left anterior descending artery. There is almost complete reduction of the thrombus (arrow head) and correct apposition of the stent.
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Figure 4: Final optical coherence tomography imaging of the left anterior descending artery. There is almost complete reduction of the thrombus (arrow head) and correct apposition of the stent.

Mentions: The stent was fully expanded but showed some strut malapposition at the proximal border (Fig. 3). We performed manual thrombus aspiration and obtained white thrombus material. We postdilated the proximal segment of the stent with a non-compliant balloon. The final result was significant reduction of the thrombus and correction of the stent malapposition (Fig. 4).


Utility of optical coherence tomography to assess a hazy intracoronary image after percutaneous coronary intervention.

Carrizo S, Salinas P, Jimenez-Valero S, Moreno R - Korean Circ J (2013)

Final optical coherence tomography imaging of the left anterior descending artery. There is almost complete reduction of the thrombus (arrow head) and correct apposition of the stent.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Final optical coherence tomography imaging of the left anterior descending artery. There is almost complete reduction of the thrombus (arrow head) and correct apposition of the stent.
Mentions: The stent was fully expanded but showed some strut malapposition at the proximal border (Fig. 3). We performed manual thrombus aspiration and obtained white thrombus material. We postdilated the proximal segment of the stent with a non-compliant balloon. The final result was significant reduction of the thrombus and correction of the stent malapposition (Fig. 4).

Bottom Line: Based on the results of the OCT, the patient underwent an elective coronary angioplasty with standard anticoagulation.The use of OCT permitted a correct diagnosis and a successful treatment.This paper provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of OCT, and a comparison with intravascular ultrasound.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University Hospital La Paz, Interventional Cardiology Department, Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Although its use in daily practice is not common, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful research tool in invasive cardiology. This report describes a hazy angiography image after percutaneous coronary intervention that has been assessed using OCT. Based on the results of the OCT, the patient underwent an elective coronary angioplasty with standard anticoagulation. After implantation of the stent, an intracoronary hazy image was seen on angiography. The use of OCT permitted a correct diagnosis and a successful treatment. This paper provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of OCT, and a comparison with intravascular ultrasound.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus