Decreased coronary artery distensibility measured using 3T MRI is related to systemic inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease

Background We previously reported that coronary distensibility can be measured non-invasively using 3T MRI and that distensibility is reduced in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients compared with healthy subjects. Because atherosclerotic vascular disease is an inflammatory process, we sought to test the hypothesis that coronary distensibility measured… CONTINUE READING