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Lipid core occurs more often in areas near the greatest stenosis in CAD patients

Key clinical point: The highest area of lipid core occurred in areas near the most stenosis in coronary artery disease patients.

Major finding: Based on near-infrared spectroscopy data, the highest level of the lipid core burden index was 231.9 and was located 2 mm from the minimal luminal area; lipid core was significantly more common in the proximal vs. the distal region, with an average lipid core burden index of 47.0 vs. 32.4.

Study details: The data come from 117 adults who underwent carotid artery stenting at a single center.

Disclosures: The study was supported by University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic; and the Charles University in Prague. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Horvath M et al. Eur Heart J. 2020. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/suaa097.