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Intravascular ultrasound images as an essential tool to assist left main operating strategy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of invasive cardiology
1042-3931
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
9
Identifiers
PMID: 20814062
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) remains the only tool to understand, plan and evaluate complex lesions in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite the evidence for left main intervention, 1 it is routinely used mainly to validate the final results in terms of optimal expansion of the stent. In this case report, we wish to highlight the role of IVUS guidance in the decision-making process throughout the PCI procedure.

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