Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Atherosclerotic Plaque Characteristics by CT Angiography Identify Coronary Lesions That Cause Ischemia: A Direct Comparison to Fractional Flow Reserve.

Percent vessel stenosis of the coronary arteries is not a uniform predictor of myocardial ischemia. Other important factors include the atherosclerotic plaque characteristics of aggregate plaque volume percent, positive remodeling, low attenuation, and spotty calcification.  (JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan;8(1):1-10)
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