Identifying and Redefining Stenosis by CT Angiography

Minisha Kochar, Reza Arsanjani, Subha V. Raman, Leslee J. Shaw, Daniel S. Berman, James K. Min

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Abstract

Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has emerged as a novel noninvasive method for the evaluation of not only coronary artery stenosis but also arterial wall and plaque features. Recent developments in CCTA technology enable the simultaneous assessment of coronary stenosis, atherosclerotic plaque characteristics, physiologic significance of lesion-specific ischemia, and cardiac function. Through these studies, the prognostic significance of individual coronary lesions and ventricular function can be determined and used to direct therapy. Future studies are needed to establish the totality of coronary artery plaque measures that improve clinical utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stenosis

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