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Intravascular ultrasound and virtual histology interpretation of plaque rupture and thrombus in acute coronary syndromes
  1. S W Murray,
  2. N D Palmer

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A 62-year-old woman with a history of a thrombolysed inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction was referred to our tertiary cardiac centre for urgent interventional treatment of a right coronary artery lesion. Initial angiographic shots of the culprit lesion (panel A) showed an appearance consistent with an ulcerated lesion and also some distal lesion haziness.

Subsequent in-house study with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and IVUS-VH analysis showed …

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  • Ethics approval Approval from the Cheshire regional ethics committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.