Calcium score of aortic valve is now included as part of evaluation of stenosis severity in the new European guidelines (1).
ASE & EACVI publish an update for echocardiographic assessment of LV diastolic function presenting with symptoms of dyspnea or heart failure.
UK NICE guidance recommends CT coronary angiography for diagnosis of CAD in patients with atypical or typical angina in its 2016 update of CG95 (Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis).
Prospective multicentre trial aimed to investigate the use of CT coronary angiogram compared to standard care in patients with stable chest pain in terms of its affect on diagnosis, management and outcome of patients.
Total coverage of myocardium for stress perfusion has been limited with cardiovascular magnetic resonance technique (CMR).
These latest guidelines reveiw the use of diagnostic invasive coronary angiography and management in patients with stable ischemic heart disease.
Presence of transmural perfusion gradient was studied using [15O] H20 PET-CT in 66 patients with angina and correlated with FFR- determined severity.
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.