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Figure 3 | Cardiovascular Diabetology

Figure 3

From: A score to quantify coronary plaque vulnerability in high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes: an optical coherence tomography study

Figure 3

Examples for the quantification of lesion vulnerability. Representative images of a vulnerable lipid-rich (A) and a stable calcified (B) intracoronary plaque as derived from optical coherence tomography are presented with values for the minimal fibrous cap thickness (FCT), the lipid arc, the lipid plaque length and the presence of macrophages. The score is calculated in these two examples and the absolute probability of the plaque to be the cause of an ACS (≈quantified plaque vulnerability) is presented.

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