Standardised Measurement of Coronary Inflammation using Cardiovascular CT: Integration in Clinical Care as a Prognostic Medical Device
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a first-line modality in the investigation of suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Mapping of perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) on routine CCTA enables the non-invasive detection of coronary artery inflammation by quantifying spatial changes in perivascular fat composition.
We now report the performance of a new medical device, CaRi-Heart®, which integrates standardised FAI mapping together with clinical risk factors and plaque metrics to provide individualised cardiovascular risk prediction.
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…
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…