Optical Coherence Tomography: Has Its Time Come?

Cardiologists using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) towards the end of the past millennium can recall the time when enthusiasm for a method that was initially seen purely as a powerful research tool began to be substituted by the awareness that intravascular imaging had the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the mechanisms of coronary interventions. Such a revolution occurred in Milan when Antonio Colombo and his group applied ultrasound to elucidate the mechanism of stent thrombosis, at that time common despite high levels of anticoagulation.
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