A new meta-analysis shows IVUS’ edge over angiography for guiding stent placement extends to drug-eluting stents as well as bare-metal stents. But that doesn’t mean IVUS makes sense for lower-risk patients.
A Cleveland Clinic analysis of IVUS images from eight large clinical trials suggests that coronary artery calcification might in fact be cardioprotective. We explore implications for research and practice.
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are ideal Complements to angiography when additional information is needed before making a decision for revascularization.