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 ■About Angioscopy

Angioscopy is a scientific, peer-reviewed journal of original articles that focus on cardiovascular imaging including angioscopy. Angioscopy is a journal designed for cardiovascular disease specialists and internists with a subspecialty in cardiovascular imaging throughout the world. Angioscopy is an official journal of the Japanese Association of Cardioangioscopy (JACA).

The categories of articles we accept are Review Articles, Original Articles, Brief Communications, Case Reports, and Imaging Sessions.

Angioscopy is a FREE ACCESS JOURNAL! No publication fee is required.

We welcome manuscript submissions in English from any country.
Please see our Guide for Authors for further information on article submission.

 ■Articles from the latest issue

Review Article
Consensus Standards for Acquisition, Measurement, and Reporting of Non-obstructive Aortic Angioscopy Studies: A Report from the Working Group of Japan Vascular Imaging Research Organization for Standardization of Non-obstructive Aortic Angioscopy (Version 2017)
Takafumi Hiro, Sei Komatsu, Hiroyuki Fujii, et al.

Abstract

Non-obstructive aortic angioscopy is an intravascular imaging modality applied to safely acquire real visible light-based detailed images of the inner surface of the aortic lumen in vivo on a real-time basis, which are not well detected by other imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasound imaging.
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Review Article
Recent Advances in Percutaneous Cardioscopy for Heart Disease
Yasumi Uchida

Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopy for direct visualization of the cardiac interior, i.e., percutaneous cardioscopy, was developed in Japan in 1980. Approved by Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, this imaging technique has been used for diagnosis and evaluation of interventional and surgical treatment of various categories of heart diseases. This article reviews recent advances in percutaneous cardioscopy.
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Review Article
Glucose Metabolism Disorder and Angioscopic Findings of Coronary Plaques
Osamu Kurihara, Masamichi Takano, Yasushi Miyauchi, et al.

Abstract

Diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia and certainly indicates various micro- and macro-vascular complications. Macro-vascular complications include ischemic coronary artery disease due to atherosclerosis, which is a leading cause of mortality in diabetic patients.
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Original Article
Stent Thrombosis and Intrastent Thrombus Formation in Patients Undergoing Elective PCI: Results of an Angioscopic Substudy of the Randomized Trial PRASFIT-Elective (PRASugrel for Japanese PatIenTs with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Elective PCI)
Takafumi Ueno, Kyoichi Mizuno, Atsushi Hirayama, et al.

Abstract

Background: Angioscopy was performed in a group of patients in the PRASugrel For Japanese PatIenTs with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Elective PCI (PRASFIT-Elective) study to determine the incidence and clinical features of stent thrombosis. Stent thrombosis is an infrequent, but potentially severe event that may require revascularization or lead to other clinically significant events. Its incidence and clinical features in Japanese patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are poorly understood, especially in those receiving dual antiplatelet therapy with prasugrel or clopidogrel in combination with aspirin.
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