Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 47–51

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

  • Daisuke Sato
  • Seiji Koga
  • Tomohiko Yasunaga
  • Tomoo Nakata
  • Masayoshi Takeno
  • Yuji Koide
  • Satoshi Ikeda
  • Naoto Ashizawa
  • Koji Maemura
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12928-011-0081-0

Cite this article as:
Sato, D., Koga, S., Yasunaga, T. et al. Cardiovasc Interv and Ther (2012) 27: 47. doi:10.1007/s12928-011-0081-0

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.

Keywords

Acute myocardial infarctionOptical coherence tomographyPlaque ruptureThrombusUlcer

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© Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daisuke Sato
    • 1
  • Seiji Koga
    • 1
  • Tomohiko Yasunaga
    • 1
  • Tomoo Nakata
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Takeno
    • 1
  • Yuji Koide
    • 1
  • Satoshi Ikeda
    • 1
  • Naoto Ashizawa
    • 1
  • Koji Maemura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineNagasaki University HospitalNagasakiJapan