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  1. OCT, fluorescence imaging pair to better identify heart attack-prone coronary plaques

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    Fri, 11 Mar 2016

    may more accurately identify coronary artery plaques that are most likely ..... are needed to fully understand coronary artery disease, the combination of ..... rupture. In a previous study using coronary artery segments from cadavers, the

  2. OCT imaging improves percutaneous coronary intervention, study finds

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    Mon, 29 Aug 2016

    involves introducing an imaging catheter into the coronary artery to check vessel size, lesion characteristics, and ..... FFR; a measure of blood flow and pressure in the coronary artery before and after the procedure), was significantly

  1. Near-infrared spectroscopy could help predict future cardiovascular events

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    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    In a new study, coronary artery disease medical device maker Infraredx ..... core plaque is a type of fatty coronary artery plaque suspected to be prone to ..... defined segment of a non-culprit coronary artery that was at least 40 mm in length

  2. BIOSPECTROSCOPY/CARDIOLOGY: High-wavenumber Raman reveals composition and location of intracoronary plaques

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    Mon, 1 Nov 2010

    Representative Raman spectra measured from coronary artery show a relatively non-atherosclerotic ..... proteins that are present in coronary artery tissue. 5 FIGURE 3. The chemical ..... concentrations within a human coronary artery are contour-mapped to show

  3. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY/CARDIOLOGY: Totally tubular: Cardiovascular OCT goes prime time

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    Tue, 2 Jun 2015

    guides. 1 It can generate more than 100,000,000 bytes of data in less than 3 seconds during a single 50-mm long coronary artery scan. Whereas TD-OCT systems moved a reference mirror to analyze tissue point by point, FD-OCT simultaneously

  4. Optical imaging combo approach reveals details of arteries

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2011

    NIRF may improve diagnosis of coronary artery disease and help evaluate stent ..... used to guide procedures like coronary artery angioplasty and to confirm the correct ..... implanted in a cadaveric human coronary artery and could accurately identify

  5. Expanding further into image-guided therapy market, Philips will acquire Volcano

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    manufactures catheter-based IVUS imaging and FFR measurement systems for minimally invasive diagnostics and treatment of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. The acquisition will enable Philips to introduce new solutions in higher

  6. Health Briefs

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    Mon, 16 Jul 2012

    older and women 55 and older who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. Cost is $200. Information: (815) 300-7076. Scoliosis Screening: A spine surgeon will offer free

  7. OPHTHALMOLOGY/CARDIOLOGY: Laser and OCT systems approved for clinical application

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    Thu, 1 Sep 2011

    Paul, MN) has received European CE Mark approval for its multimodal ILUMIEN system in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease. ILUMIEN, which pairs OCT with fractional flow reserve (FFR), is the first instrument of its kind. St

  8. St. Jude Medical combined OCT and FFR system earns European approval

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    Fri, 22 Jul 2011

    first of its kind, the combined system offers physicians advanced physiological and anatomical insight to improve coronary artery disease diagnosis and treatment. Features of the ILUMIEN system include the company's Medical PressureWire Aeris

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