Serial Changes of Aortic Vulnerable Plaques Observed via Non-Obstructive General Angioscopy

Yasunari Ebuchi, Keisuke Kojima, Nobuhiro Murata, Daisuke Fukamachi, Yasuo Okumura

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Stabilization of aortic vulnerable plaques has not been fully elucidated. Non-obstructive general angioscopy (NOGA) is a novel method for the detailed evaluation of atheromatous plaques in the aortic intimal wall. A 57-year-old man presenting with acute myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). NOGA was performed for the evaluation of aortic atherosclerosis, and vulnerable puff-chandelier plaques in the aortic arch were identified. After a strictly controlled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering therapy with a strong statin for 8 months after the primary PCI, NOGA revealed stabilized aortic plaques in the same lesions. Therefore, NOGA may be helpful in evaluating the effects of lipid-lowering therapy on aortic plaque stabilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1003
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Heart Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Aortic atherosclerosis
  • NOGA
  • Plaque stabilization
  • Puff-chandelier rupture


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