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Subclinical Atherosclerosis
Assessing the Risks
by Jesus A. Bianco

Subclinical Atherosclerosis examines the role of conventional and emerging serum markers and imaging modalities to detect and measure subclinical atherosclerosis.

Features:

  • Provides an accessible introduction to the practical applications of current technologies in the clinical setting
  • Discusses the use of CTA to investigate coronary anatomy, stenosis, coronary calcium, and vulnerable plaques
  • Highlights use of these techniques in assessing the asyptomatic patient

Short Contents

The Nature and Progression of Atherosclerosis

  • Endothelial Dysfunction
  • Quantification of Coronary Inflammation by Optical Coherence

CT Coronary Angiography to Detect Soft & Calcium Plaques

  • Basic Physics of Cardiac CT
  • Optimization of the Acquisition of Cardiac CT angiography
  • Imaging of the Coronary Vulnerable Plaque with CT
  • CT Coronary Artery Remodeling & Correlation with Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Detection, Imaging & Treatment of Vulnerable Plaques
  • Screening of Coronary Artery Disease in Populations using CT Calcium Measurements
  • CT Angiography of Carotids: Vertebrals & Intracerebral Arteries

Other Methods to Non-Invasively Assess Atherosclerosis

  • Using Carotid Artery Thickness to Identify Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis & to Predict Cardiovascular Risk
  • PET Coronary Vascular Reserve
  • MRI Plaque Characterization: Conventional Imaging. Lipoprotein (a), Homocysteine, Prothrombotic/Proinflammatory Factors & Impaired Fasting Glucose
  • Role of C-Reactive Protein as cardiovascular risk predictor

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Subclinical Atherosclerosis
Assessing the Risks
by Jesus A. Bianco

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