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Limitations of OCT in identifying and quantifying lipid components. An in-vivo comparison study with IVUS-NIRS


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1. Centro per la Lotta Contro l'Infarto-Fondazione ONLUS, Rome, Italy; 2. San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy; 3. Centro per la Lotta contro L'infarto-Fondazione ONLUS, Rome, Italy; 4. Ospedale Misericordia, Grosseto, Italy; 5. Centro per la Lotta contro L'Infarto-fondazione ONLUS, Rome, Italy; 6. Ospedale Misericordia, Grosseto, Italy; 7. San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital; 8. San Giovanni Hospital, Italy; 9. GVM Care and Research, E.S. Health Science Foundation, Cotignola, Italy


Aims:.We assessed the agreement between IVUS-NIRS and OCT to assess lipid plaques in patients with acute coronary syndromes or stable angina. In addition, the impact of both macrophages and calcifications was investigated.

Methods and results:. Forty-three patien…

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