Plaque Burden, Morphology and Flow – Beyond the Lumen

Why should we assess plaque burden beyond luminal narrowing for cardiac prevention?

In this interview, Andrew Choi, MD, FACC and Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC discuss insights from data and studies involving plaque burden, morphology and flow.

Related References:

  1. Driessen, R. S., Stuijfzand, W. J., Raijmakers, P. G., Danad, I., Min, J. K., Leipsic, J. A., Ahmadi, A., Narula, J., van de Ven, P. M., Huisman, M. C., Lammertsma, A. A., van Rossum, A. C., van Royen, N., & Knaapen, P. (2018). Effect of Plaque Burden and Morphology on Myocardial Blood Flow and Fractional Flow Reserve. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71(5), 499–509.
  2. Nurmohamed, N, Bom, M, Jukema, R. et al. AI-Guided Quantitative Plaque Staging Predicts Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients at Risk for Atherosclerotic CVD. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2024 Mar, 17 (3) 269–280.

Clinical Topics: Noninvasive Imaging, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Prevention, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Keywords: ACCELLite, Cardiac Imaging Techniques, Calcium, Plaque, Atherosclerotic

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