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Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) as a source of imaging biomarkers and a therapeutic target. FAI, fat attenuation index.

Perivascular adipose tissue as a source of therapeutic targets and clinical biomarkers: A clinical consensus statement from the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Micro-circulation

This clinical consensus statement from the European Society of Cardiology defines perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) and highlights the biological mechanisms…

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SARS-CoV-2 vRNA in human coronary arteries from deceased individuals with COVID-19 is identified using AI-based spatial analysis.

SARS-CoV-2 infection triggers pro-atherogenic inflammatory responses in human coronary vessels

Abstract: Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) present increased risk for ischemic cardiovascular complications up to 1 year after infection. Although…

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Clinical quantitative coronary artery stenosis and coronary atherosclerosis imaging: a Consensus Statement from the Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging Study Group

Abstract The detection and characterization of coronary artery stenosis and atherosclerosis using imaging tools are key for clinical decision-making in…

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Inflammation and cholesterol as predictors of cardiovascular events among patients receiving statin therapy

In these contemporary data from 31 245 patients who are receiving statin therapy, residual inflammatory risk appears to be more…

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Pericoronary Adipose Tissue as a Marker of Cardiovascular Risk

JACC Review Topic of the Week. In this review the authors aim to summarize the role of PCAT in cardiac…

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Deep-Learning for Epicardial Adipose Tissue Assessment With Computed Tomography: Implications for Cardiovascular Risk Prediction

Automated assessment of Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume is possible in CCTA, including in patients who are technically challenging; it…

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Using artificial intelligence to study atherosclerosis, predict risk and guide treatments in clinical practice

The AI-assisted analysis of CT imaging data can revolutionize CVD prevention; the integration of patient’s risk factor profile, quantitative metrics…

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Pericoronary fat attenuation index—a new imaging biomarker and its diagnostic and prognostic utility: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pericoronary fat attenuation index (FAI) on coronary computed tomography angiography imaging has been proposed as a novel marker of coronary…

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