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  • Close Association of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Levels With the Presence of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Assessment by Optical Coherence Tomography and Intravascular Ult



    Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) has been suggested as a precursor lesion of coronary plaque rupture. As elevated plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) levels have been documented in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), we sought to determine whether the presence of TCFA is linked to MMP-9 levels in these patients.

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