Reproducibility of IVUS measurements in heart transplant recipients: Increased quality of data by using dedicated software for image analysis

V. D'Errico, L. Potena, D. Fiore, F. Fabbri, F. Grigioni, G. Magnani, P. Ortolani, I. Bianchi, I. Corazza, R. Zannoli, A. Branzi

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Abstract

Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the major cause limiting long term graft survival after heart transplantation (HT), and is characterized by changes in coronary artery geometry, such as intimal thickening and vessel remodeling. Given the limited strategies available to reduce its impact on outcome, early diagnosis of CAV - for which intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is the gold standard - is crucial to appropriately modulate therapy and to reduce contributing risk factors. However, a highly reproducible image-analysis method is required to capture the complex mechanisms beyond CAV - related changes in coronary geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
Pages537-540
Number of pages4
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventComputers in Cardiology 2008, CAR - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Sep 14 2008Sep 17 2008

Other

OtherComputers in Cardiology 2008, CAR
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period9/14/089/17/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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