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Intravascular imaging and Cardiovascular intervention

Submission deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Grigorios Tsigkas, MD, PhD
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Patras, Rion-Patras, Greece
    Interests: coronary artery disease; platelets; anticoagulation therapy; acute coronary syndromes; radial access for coronary interventions-snuffbox access; primary prevention
  • Athanasios Moulias, MD, PhD
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Patras, Rion-Patras, Greece
    Interests: coronary artery disease; percutaneous coronary interventions; intravascular imaging; acute coronary syndromes; antiplatelets
  • Anastasios Apostolos, MD
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Patras, Rion-Patras, Greece; First Department of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippocration General Hospital
    Interests: coronary artery disease; percutaneous coronary interventions; intravascular imaging; acute coronary syndromes; antiplatelets; structural heart diseases
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has a significant impact on the clinical course of patients with coronary artery disease, especially in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. Angiography is routinely used to guide PCI, however it has several limitations. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are the most widely available intravascular imaging techniques and are increasingly used to overcome the limitations of coronary angiography. Both modalities provide a wealth of information that is important for PCI planning (lesion morphology, length, diameter), PCI outcome evaluation (stent expansion, stent apposition, edge dissection) and stent failure management. The implications of intravascular imaging for PCI optimization are further supported by clinical outcome studies. Nevertheless, intravascular imaging is still underutilized in everyday practice. Appropriate education and training with regard to image acquisition and accurate interpretation, together with knowledge of the strengths and limitations of IVUS and OCT, are essential for the successful application of these techniques in demanding settings including left main, bifurcation and chronic total occlusion PCI. 

Assis. Prof. Grigorios Tsigkas, Dr. Athanasios Moulias and Dr. Anastasios Apostolos
Guest Editors

coronary artery disease
percutaneous coronary interventions
intravascular imaging
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Planned Paper (7 Papers)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

Intracoronary Imaging; Current Practice and Future Perspectives

Tsigkas G.

Imaging of Left Main Coronary Artery

Apostolos A.

OCT Guidance for Bifurcation PCI

Moulias A.

OCT Evaluation after Percutaneous Coronary and Femoral Interventions

Vasilagkos G.

Angioplasty in Grafts Used for Hemodialysis

Kitrou P., Karnabatidis D.

PCI Deferral Based on Fractional Flow Reserve or Optical Coherence Tomography: Two-Year Results of the FORZA Trial

Antonio Maria Leone

Contribution of the Optical Coherence Tomography in Calcified Lesions

Nicolas Combaret, Nicolas Amabile, Benjamin Duband. Pascal Motreff, Geraud Souteyrand

Published Paper (4 Papers)
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