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Novel Coronary CTA Metrics Can Identify At-Risk Plaques


Background: As most myocardial infarctions are caused by plaque rupture with subsequent coronary occlusion, identification of at-risk plaques is highly desirable. While this can be achieved using intravascular US (IVUS), this is invasive, and a noninvasive imaging modality is a better option. Several signs of vulnerable plaques have been described at coronary CT angiography (CTA). Objective: To determine how well these CTA features identify vulnerable plaques when compared to refer more...
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