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Prospective coronary angioscopy assessment of allograft coronary artery disease in human cardiac transplant recipients
Author(s): Ashit Jain; Hector O. Ventura; Tyrone J. Collins; Stephen R. Ramee; Christopher J. White
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154936
Show Author Affiliations
Ashit Jain, Ochsner Medical Institutions (United States)
Hector O. Ventura, Ochsner Medical Institutions (United States)
Tyrone J. Collins, Ochsner Medical Institutions (United States)
Stephen R. Ramee, Ochsner Medical Institutions (United States)
Christopher J. White, Ochsner Medical Institutions (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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