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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and its 25-year change to left ventricular (LV) structure and function. BACKGROUND Longstanding(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) has been validated as an incremental diagnostic predictor over coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in assessing hemodynamically significant(More)
BACKGROUND Total atherosclerotic plaque burden assessment by CT angiography (CTA) is a promising tool for diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) but its validation is restricted to(More)
BACKGROUND Strain and strain rate are sensitive markers of left ventricular (LV) myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess reference ranges and regional patterns of LV strain and(More)
BACKGROUND Epicardial fat may play a role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). We explored the relationship of epicardial fat volume (EFV) with the presence and severity of CAD or(More)