Mathias Possner

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RATIONALE Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffer from significantly more cardiovascular comorbidity and mortality than would be anticipated from conventional risk factors. The aim of this study was to determine whether COPD patients have a higher coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and epicardial fat burden, compared to control(More)
The combination of CTA and perfusion correctly identifies patients with flow limiting CAD defined as ≥ 50 stenosis by ICA causing a per-fusion defect by SPECT/MPI. The exclusion of patients with previous myocardial infarction or known CAD increased the diagnostic power of combined CTA –CTP in the non-invasive detection of flow limiting CAD defined by(More)
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