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Cell Metab. 2011 Jul 6;14(1):7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2011.06.005.

Fluorescent green plaques: light at the end of the catheter?

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  • 1Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Cardiovascular Institute, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Abstract

The field of vascular molecular imaging is searching for the "holy grail" of an imaging technique that will quantitatively and reliably assess vulnerable coronary plaques. Fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green specifically identifies lipid-rich plaques in rabbits and in humans and represents a promising, though invasive, approach.

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