Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Assessing the Risks

Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Assessing the Risks

by Jesus A. Bianco (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842143261
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/19/2005
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of 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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