Evaluación de la progresión y la regresión de la aterosclerosis coronaria mediante ecografía intravascular. ¿ Un nuevo cambio de paradigma?

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of progression and regression of coronary atherosclerosis by intravascular ultrasound. A new paradigm shift?

Stephen J. Nicholls, Ilke Sipahi, E. Murat Tuzcu

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Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has emerged as a powerful imaging modality for the assessment of the arterial wall and it's response to the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque. The ability to image the coronary arteries on a serial basis provides a unique opportunity for IVUS to monitor the impact that potential anti-atherosclerotic strategies exert on plaque burden. As a result, studies incorporating serial IVUS imaging as the primary endpoint have demonstrated that therapeutic strategies that modify LDL, HDL and blood pressure in patients with established coronary artery disease can have a profound impact on the progression of atherosclerotic plaque. This heralds a paradigm shift that emphasizes plaque regression as a potential target in the development of preventive strategies.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of progression and regression of coronary atherosclerosis by intravascular ultrasound. A new paradigm shift?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Espanola de Cardiologia
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary atherosclerosis
  • Coronary imaging
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Plaque progression/regression

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