Multidetector computed tomography coronary artery plaque predictors of stress-induced myocardial ischemia by SPECT Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Vessels
  • Exercise Test
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • In low-to-intermediate risk patients without known CHD, MDCT coronary artery plaque assessment successfully identify patients at higher risk of increased extent, severity and reversibility of myocardial perfusion defects by SPECT. Anatomic MDCT findings, including plaque extent, location and composition, are independent predictors of functional ischemia and severe CHD by SPECT and thus, represent markers of adverse cardiovascular prognosis prior to the occurrence of clinical cardiovascular events.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2007.07.002

PubMed ID

  • 17720167

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 700

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 197

number

  • 2