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Role of Intravascular Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Swamy, Pooja M.; Parwani, Purvi; Mamas, Mamas A.; Bharadwaj, Aditya S.


Pooja M. Swamy

Purvi Parwani

Aditya S. Bharadwaj


The objective of this article is to review the role of intracoronary imaging in the management of patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). In this review article, we discuss the types of intracoronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, we discuss in detail the findings on IVUS and OCT and how these modalities can be used for optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in SCAD cases.

Acceptance Date Jul 11, 2020
Publication Date Jul 11, 2020
Journal Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Print ISSN 1941-9066
Publisher Springer Verlag
Keywords Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD);
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS);
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)