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Coronary plaque erosion developing in an area of high endothelial shear stress

insights from serial optical coherence tomography imaging

Vergallo, Roccoa,*; Papafaklis, Michail I.c,*; D’Amario, Domenicoa; Michalis, Lampros K.c; Crea, Filippoa; Porto, Italoa,b

doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000673
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aDepartment of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Sciences, Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

bDepartment of Cardiology, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Università di Genova, Genova, Italy

cSecond Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

* Rocco Vergallo and Michail I. Papafaklis contributed equally to the writing of this article.

Correspondence to Italo Porto, MD, PhD, Interventional Cardiology Unit, ‘A. Gemelli’ Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome 00168, Italy Tel: +39 063 0151; fax: +39 063 055 535; e-mail:

Received June 3, 2018

Received in revised form October 3, 2018

Accepted October 14, 2018

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