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Studies from Leiden University in the Area of Cardiology Research Described (Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Bifurcation Stenting of a Coronary...

September 1, 2014



Studies from Leiden University in the Area of Cardiology Research Described (Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Bifurcation Stenting of a Coronary Artery Dissection)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- Researchers detail new data in Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Leiden, Netherlands, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Periprocedural guide wire-induced coronary artery dissection is a rare but potentially serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Leiden University, "Immediate stenting of the entry point is one of the therapeutic options but engaging the guide wire in the true lumen might be challenging. We report a case of a 55-year-old woman with a guide wire-induced coronary dissection that occurred during treatment of a bifurcation lesion."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Optical coherence tomography was instrumental in distinguishing true from false lumen and thereby guide correct positioning of the guide wire to successfully treat the lesion using a dedicated bifurcation stent."

For more information on this research see: Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Bifurcation Stenting of a Coronary Artery Dissection. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 2014;30(8):141-144. Canadian Journal of Cardiology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Canadian Journal of Cardiology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/725188)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from N.S. van Ditzhuijzen, Leiden University, Medical Center, Dept. of Radiol, Div Image Proc, Leiden, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include J. Ligthart, S.X. Tu, M. van der Linden and E. Regar (see also Health and Medicine).

Keywords for this news article include: Leiden, Europe, Cardiology, Netherlands, Coronary Artery, Imaging Technology, Health and Medicine, Optical Coherence Tomography

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Source: Cardiovascular Week


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