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17 September 1993 Prospective coronary angioscopy assessment of allograft coronary artery disease in human cardiac transplant recipients
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Proceedings Volume 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154936
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Annual angiographic assessment to determine the presence or progression of allograft coronary artery disease (CAD) has been unable to modify the natural history of this disease. Coronary angioscopy is a sensitive method to detect the early presence of coronary artery disease and in a retrospective analysis severity of CAD by angioscopy correlated with the time since transplantation. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate progression of coronary artery disease over a one year period in 40 cardiac transplant recipients. The progression of coronary artery disease as assessed by angioscopy is directly related to time after transplantation and therefore angioscopy may be the method of choice for detection and evaluation of therapeutic regimens to control allograft coronary artery disease.
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Ashit Jain M.D., Hector O. Ventura M.D., Tyrone J. Collins M.D., Stephen R. Ramee M.D., and Christopher J. White M.D. "Prospective coronary angioscopy assessment of allograft coronary artery disease in human cardiac transplant recipients", Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154936
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