Coronary Inflammation Imaging with FAI Score on CT angiography with Prof. Stefan Neubauer

Prof. Stefan Neubauer and Dr. Thomas Nero discuss two recent papers on the utility of coronary inflammation imaging on CT coronary angiography with Fat Attenuation Index (FAI)FAI score.  The Orfan study demonstrated a 29 fold increased risk in CV event rates with low vs high FAI score and a 10 fold increased event rate in patients with elevated FAI score who have no coronary plaque. FAI score re-categorized 40% of patients in their follow-up studies.

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Prof. Neubauer is the head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR) at the University of Oxford and Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR).  He co-authored two recently published landmark papers:

Farina NH, Mehta NN, Teague HL, et al. Inflammatory risk and cardiovascular events in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease: the ORFAN multicentre, longitudinal cohort study. Lancet. 2024;403(10392):1823-1835. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00596-8

Farina, C. J., Davidson, M. H., Shah, P. K., Stark, C., Lu, W., Shirodaria, C., Wright, T., Antoniades, C. A., & Nilsson, J. (2024). Inhibition of oxidized low-density lipoprotein with orticumab inhibits coronary inflammation and reduces residual inflammatory risk in psoriasis: a pilot randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Cardiovascular Research, European Society of Cardiology, March 25, 2024.