Recommended Reading

Image Interpretation
  • Huang D, Swanson EA, Lin CP et al. Optical coherence tomography. Science 1991;254:1178-81.
  • Brezinski ME, Tearney GJ, Bouma BE et al. Optical coherence tomography for optical biopsy. Properties and demonstration of vascular pathology. Circulation 1996;93:1206-13.
  • Jang IK, Bouma BE, Kang DH et al. Visualization of coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients using optical coherence tomography: comparison with intravascular ultrasound. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;39:604-9.
  • Yamaguchi T, Terashima M, Akasaka T et al. Safety and feasibility of an intravascular optical coherence tomography image wire system in the clinical setting. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:562-7.
  • Yabushita H, Bouma BE, Houser SL et al. Characterization of human atherosclerosis by optical coherence tomography. Circulation 2002;106:1640-5.
  • Kume T, Akasaka T, Kawamoto T et al. Assessment of coronary arterial plaque by optical coherence tomography. Am J Cardiol 2006;97:1172-5.
  • van Soest G, Regar E, Goderie TP et al. Pitfalls in plaque characterization by OCT: image artifacts in native coronary arteries. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2011;4:810-3.
  • Tearney GJ, Regar E, Akasaka T et al. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies: a report from the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:1058-72.
  • Kini AS, Vengrenyuk Y, Yoshimura T, Matsumura M, Pena J, Baber U, Moreno P, Mehran R, Maehara A, Sharma S, Narula J. Fibrous Cap Thickness by Optical Coherence Tomography In Vivo. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 14;69(6):644-657.
  • Kini A, Narula J, Vengrenyuk Y, Sharma S. Atlas of Coronary Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography. Springer 2017.


Acute Coronary Syndrome :
  • Virmani R, Kolodgie FD, Burke AP, Farb A, Schwartz SM. Lessons from sudden coronary death: a comprehensive morphological classification scheme for atherosclerotic lesions. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology 2000;20:1262-75.
  • Tanaka A, Imanishi T, Kitabata H et al. Morphology of exertion-triggered plaque rupture in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an optical coherence tomography study. Circulation 2008;118:2368-73.
  • Yonetsu T, Kakuta T, Lee T et al. In vivo critical fibrous cap thickness for rupture-prone coronary plaques assessed by optical coherence tomography. European Heart Journal 2011;32:1251-9.
  • Jia H, Abtahian F, Aguirre AD et al. In vivo diagnosis of plaque erosion and calcified nodule in patients with acute coronary syndrome by intravascular optical coherence tomography. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013;62:1748-58.
  • Prati F, Uemura S, Souteyrand G et al. OCT-based diagnosis and management of STEMI associated with intact fibrous cap. JACC Cardiovascular imaging 2013;6:283-7.
  • Otsuka F, Joner M, Prati F, Virmani R, Narula J. Clinical classification of plaque morphology in coronary disease. Nature reviews Cardiology 2014;11:379-89.
  • Saia F, Komukai K, Capodanno D et al. Eroded Versus Ruptured Plaques at the Culprit Site of STEMI: In Vivo Pathophysiological Features and Response to Primary PCI. JACC Cardiovascular imaging 2015;8:566-75.
  • Higuma T, Soeda T, Abe N et al. A Combined Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ultrasound Study on Plaque Rupture, Plaque Erosion, and Calcified Nodule in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Incidence, Morphologic Characteristics, and Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. JACC Cardiovascular interventions 2015.
  • Kanwar SS, Stone GW, Singh M et al. Acute coronary syndromes without coronary plaque rupture. Nature reviews Cardiology 2016;13:257-65.


Stable Coronary Artery Disease :
  • Fedele S, Biondi-Zoccai G, Kwiatkowski P et al. Reproducibility of coronary optical coherence tomography for lumen and length measurements in humans. The American journal of cardiology 2012;110:1106-12.
  • Farooq V, Serruys PW, Heo JH et al. New insights into the coronary artery bifurcation hypothesis-generating concepts utilizing 3-dimensional optical frequency domain imaging. JACC Cardiovascular interventions 2011;4:921-31.
  • Kini AS, Baber U, Kovacic JC et al. Changes in plaque lipid content after short-term intensive versus standard statin therapy: the YELLOW trial (reduction in yellow plaque by aggressive lipid-lowering therapy). Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013;62:21-9.


Post Stent Evaluation and in-stent restenosis:
  • Kang SJ, Mintz GS, Akasaka T et al. Optical coherence tomographic analysis of in-stent neoatherosclerosis after drug-eluting stent implantation. Circulation 2011;123:2954-63.
  • Ali ZA, Roleder T, Narula J et al. Increased thin-cap neoatheroma and periprocedural myocardial infarction in drug-eluting stent restenosis: multimodality intravascular imaging of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents. Circulation Cardiovascular interventions 2013;6:507-17.
  • Parodi G, La Manna A, Di Vito L et al. Stent-related defects in patients presenting with stent thrombosis: differences at optical coherence tomography between subacute and late/very late thrombosis in the Mechanism Of Stent Thrombosis (MOST) study. EuroIntervention 2013;9:936-44.
  • Karanasos A, Simsek C, Gnanadesigan M et al. OCT assessment of the long-term vascular healing response 5 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64:2343-56.
  • Prati F, Romagnoli E, Burzotta F et al. Clinical Impact of OCT Findings During PCI: The CLI-OPCI II Study. JACC Cardiovascular imaging 2015;8:1297-305.
  • Bastante T, Rivero F, Cuesta J, Alfonso F. Calcified Neoatherosclerosis Causing “Undilatable” In-Stent Restenosis: Insights of Optical Coherence Tomography and Role of Rotational Atherectomy. JACC Cardiovascular interventions 2015;8:2039-40.
  • Maehara A, Ben-Yehuda O, Ali Z et al. Comparison of Stent Expansion Guided by Optical Coherence Tomography Versus Intravascular Ultrasound: The ILUMIEN II Study (Observational Study of Optical Coherence Tomography [OCT] in Patients Undergoing Fractional Flow Reserve [FFR] and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). JACC Cardiovascular interventions 2015;8:1704-14.
  • Ali ZA, Genereux P, Shlofmitz RA et al. Optical coherence tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound and with angiography to guide coronary stent implantation (ILLUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI): a randomized control trial. Lancet 2016; 388: 2618–28.

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