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A thermal view of the arterial wall after coronary angioplasty
  1. L Diamantopoulos,
  2. X Liu,
  3. I De Scheerder
  1. leo{at}

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During coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), arterial wall injury is unavoidable. This injury could give rise to local inflammation, accounting for increased thrombogenicity and hyperplasia. Coronary thermography is a new method that aims to detect the inflamed areas on the arterial wall by tracing the heat signatures of the activated macrophages. The temperature traces below …

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