The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (2018) 34:863–865 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10554-018-1386-1 EDITORIAL Superficial wall stress: the long awaited comprehensive biomechanical parameter to objectify and quantify our intuition Juan Luis Gutiérrez‑Chico Received: 12 May 2018 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 / Published online: 6 June 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Keywords Intracoronary biomechanics · Superficial wall stress · Coronary artery disease Even the most enthusiastic advocators of intracoronary bio- to find a niche in the routine of the cathlab, because most mechanics will come to admit that this scientific discipline of the vulnerable plaques, detected by whichever imaging has failed hitherto to translate into practical correlates for method, remain indeed stable over time and only a few are the interventional cardiologist. Of course, this is a fasci- substrate for future clinical events. In summary, most inter- nating research field, enlightening relevant processes like ventional operators have turned their back to the biomechan- atherogenesis, plaque vulnerability, restenosis or neointi- ical fundamentals, ignoring them in their routine practice, mal healing after stenting, but no single practical hint could and just appealing to them from time to time as if they were ever be derived from the biomechanical theory for the inter- an arcane force that
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