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These latest guidelines reveiw the use of diagnostic invasive coronary angiography and management in patients with stable ischemic heart disease.
A long term follow-up study in young adults demonstrate increased plaque formation in the coronary arteries and thickening of carotid IMT in those with healthier lifestyle.
An important study comparing CTA and combined CTA+CTP with SPECT MPI and invasive angiography.
This is an excellent attempt to bring down the radiation dose with CCTA even further.
This study explores the utility of these techniques to improve the accuracy of CTA.
Latest perfusion techniques with 3T MRI scanner allows complete coverage of with absolute quantification of myocardial blood flow.
Very high calcium score of >1000 in asymptomatic patients were found to be associated with >8 fold greater mortality compared with those with absent score over a mean follow-up period of 5.6 years.
In this prospective study, led by Prof Newby of University of Edinburgh, evaluated the use of 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG tracers in identification of ruptured and high-risk atherosclerotic plaques using PET-CT.
New practice guidelines released this month (March 2014) includes restructured definitions of disease severity, and provides a more complex evaluation of interventional risk and indications for newer catheter-based therapies.