Intravascular Ultrasound (or IVUS) allows us to see a coronary artery from the inside-out. This unique point-of-view picture, generated in real time, yields information that goes beyond what is possible with routine imaging methods, such as coronary angiography, performed in the cath lab, or even non-invasive Multislice CT scans.
This cross-section view can aid in stent sizing, and in confirmation that the stent has been placed optimally, is fully expanded and hugging the vessel wall. A growing number of cardiologists feel that the new information yielded by IVUS can make a significant difference in how a patient is treated, and can provide for more accurate stent placement, reducing complications and the incidence of stent thrombosis.
Now a days IVUS is considered a very important tool in performing complex angioplasties especially Left main Disease interventions, Calcific Coronary angioplasties, CTO angioplasty, and Bifurcation Angioplasty. HD IVUS is an important addition recently to get better and higher resolution images on IVUS.
Jeevan Rekha Cardiac Centre routinely performs IVUS guided Angioplasties to achieve excellent long term results
Jeevan Rekha Cardiac Cath Lab is equipped with Intra Coronary Imaging Facility with Boston Scientific iLABS Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS which is a vital equipment to assess and plan complex angioplasties in Cath lab. Currently Imaging Guided Angioplasty is the norm worldwide to achieve good long term results.