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A New Approach in Risk Stratification by Coronary CT Angiography.

Authors
  • Nakanishi, Rine
  • Budoff, Matthew J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scientifica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Pages
278039–278039
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2014/278039
PMID: 25254142
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For a decade, coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has been used as a promising noninvasive modality for the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as cardiovascular risks. CCTA can provide more information incorporating the presence, extent, and severity of CAD; coronary plaque burden; and characteristics that highly correlate with those on invasive coronary angiography. Moreover, recent techniques of CCTA allow assessing hemodynamic significance of CAD. CCTA may be potentially used as a substitute for other invasive or noninvasive modalities. This review summarizes risk stratification by anatomical and hemodynamic information of CAD, coronary plaque characteristics, and burden observed on CCTA.

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