Relationship among coronary plaque compliance, coronary risk factors and tissue characteristics evaluated by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound

Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 08/17/2012

The present study provided new findings that there was a significant correlation between mechanical properties and tissue characteristics of coronary arteries. In addition, the results suggested that the External elastic membrane volume (EEMV) compliance and the LV compliance were independent and the compliance was significantly impaired in the patients with diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension (HTN). Assessment of coronary mechanical properties during PCI may provide us with useful information regarding the risk stratification of patients with coronary heart disease.

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