Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0017, Japan.
Culprit lesions of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) could be classified as plaque rupture (PR), erosion, or calcified nodule (CN). We aimed to determine the relationship among clinical characteristics, morphological plaque features, and long-term prognosis in ACS. Patients with ACS, who underwent pre-intervention optical coherence tomography between April 2013 and July 2018 were retrospectively enrolled, and classified into the three groups based on the culprit lesion morphology. Read More