Limitations of coronary angiography compared with intravascular ultrasound: Implications for coronary interventions

T. Yamashita, A. Colombo, J. M. Tobis

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Abstract

The use of intravascular ultrasound catheters to produce images of lumen and plaque cross-sectional areas has had a profound effect on the practice of interventional cardiology. This imaging modality provides, for the first time, a low-power microscopic view of vascular anatomy within a living patient. This article will review some of the advantages of intravascular ultrasound imaging compared with angiography when used for diagnostic or interventional therapeutic procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-138
Number of pages48
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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