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OCT-FFR combo may predict MACE in diabetes

Researchers who used optical coherence tomography with fractional flow reserve found that people with diabetes who had high-risk, thin cap fibroatheroma plaques had significantly increased odds of developing targeted lesion-related major adverse cardiovascular events after 18 months, compared with those without TCFA. The findings, presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics' annual meeting, "indicate that combining FFR and OCT can improve the accuracy of high-risk lesion and patient identification and should be adopted in practice," researcher Dr. Elvin Kedhi said.

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