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.
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…
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…