Coronary angiography is the "golden standard" imaging technique in interventional cardiology and it is still widely used to guide interventions. A major drawback of this technique, however, is that it is inaccurate in the evaluation and quantification of intracoronary thrombus burden, a critical prognosticator and predictor of intraprocedural complications in acute coronary syndromes. The introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT) holds the promise of overcoming this important limitation, as near-infrared light is uniquely sensitive to hemoglobin, the pigment of red blood cells trapped in the thrombus. This narrative review will focus on the use of OCT for the assessment, evaluation and quantification of intracoronary thrombosis.

Porto, I., Mattesini, A., Valente, S., Prati, F., Crea, F., Bolognese, L., Optical coherence tomography assessment and quantification of intracoronary thrombus: Status and perspectives, <<CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE>>, 2015; 16 (3): 172-178. [doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2015.01.007] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/69338]

Optical coherence tomography assessment and quantification of intracoronary thrombus: Status and perspectives

Porto;A; Valente;F; Crea;
2015

Abstract

Coronary angiography is the "golden standard" imaging technique in interventional cardiology and it is still widely used to guide interventions. A major drawback of this technique, however, is that it is inaccurate in the evaluation and quantification of intracoronary thrombus burden, a critical prognosticator and predictor of intraprocedural complications in acute coronary syndromes. The introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT) holds the promise of overcoming this important limitation, as near-infrared light is uniquely sensitive to hemoglobin, the pigment of red blood cells trapped in the thrombus. This narrative review will focus on the use of OCT for the assessment, evaluation and quantification of intracoronary thrombosis.
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Porto, I., Mattesini, A., Valente, S., Prati, F., Crea, F., Bolognese, L., Optical coherence tomography assessment and quantification of intracoronary thrombus: Status and perspectives, <<CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE>>, 2015; 16 (3): 172-178. [doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2015.01.007] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/69338]
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