Disparity between angiographic coronary lesion complexity and lipid core plaques assessed by near infrared spectroscopy
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 05/15/2012
Zynda TK et al. – Angiographic SYNTAX score only weakly correlated with LCBI. It is of interest as well that high LCBI was also present in cases of low SYNTAX scores. The disparity between the degree of angiographic complexity and the amount of lipid core plaques supports postulated mechanisms of the adverse event propensity even in patients who demonstrate low angiographic complexity. Future studies are necessary to address the clinical significance of high LCBI in patients with low angiographic complexity and their potential for PCI–related complications.