Public Release: 

Intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention: An updated review

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 127-136(10); DOI, Dhruv Mahtta, Ahmed N. Mahmoud, Mohammad K. Mojadidi and Islam Y. Elgendy from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention.

Common practice dictates the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention under conventional angiographic guidance. With studies suggesting the high incidence of intraobserver variability, especially in angiographic borderline lesions, new modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance during percutaneous coronary intervention have surfaced. Multiple studies have shown improved outcomes with IVUS guidance, mainly driven by a decrease in ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization. In the past two decades, a multitude of studies have investigated the uses and clinical outcomes associated with this technology. In this review, the authors highlight the utility, advantages, economic implications, and clinical outcomes of IVUS guidance over standard angiographic guidance, with emphasis on data as they pertain to IVUS-guided stent implantation.


CVIA is available on the IngentaConnect platform and at Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications. Submissions may be made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. There are no author submission or article processing fees. CVIA is indexed in the ESCI, OCLC, Primo Central (Ex Libris), Sherpa Romeo, NISC (National Information Services Corporation), DOAJ and Index Copernicus Databases. Follow CVIA on Twitter @CVIA_Journal; or Facebook.

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.