, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 47-51
Date: 27 Sep 2011

Culprit segments identified by optical coherence tomography in patients with acute myocardial infarction: two case reports

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Abstract

The high resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides detailed information about coronary plaque morphology, which enables the mechanism of acute myocardial infarction to be evaluated. We describe two patients with acute myocardial infarction in whom culprit segments were identified by OCT, but not by either coronary angiography or intravascular ultrasound.