- •Untreated healed plaque in PCI target vessel was present in 22% of patients.
- •Untreated healed plaque was related to future non-culprit-related events.
- •Untreated healed plaque could be a marker of atherosclerotic lesion progression.
Background and Aims
Abbreviations:ACS (acute coronary syndrome), CAD (coronary artery disease), HP (healed plaque), IDR (ischemia-driven revascularization), MI (myocardial infarction), MLA (minimal lumen area), NCL (non-culprit lesion), MACE (major adverse cardiac event), OCT (optical coherence tomography), PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), TCFA (thin-cap fibroatheroma)
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