Imaging Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Significant Coronary Stenosis

@inproceedings{Aldrovandi2012ImagingCT,
  title={Imaging Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Significant Coronary Stenosis},
  author={Annachiara Aldrovandi and Filippo Cademartiri and Daniele Arduini and Daniela Lina and Fabrizio Ugo and Erica C Maffei and Alberto Menozzi and Chiara Martini and Alessandro A. Palumbo and Federico Bontardelli and Tiziano Gherli and Livia Ruffini and Diego Ardissino},
  year={2012}
}
Background—It is known that a significant number of patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction have normal coronary arteries or nonsignificant coronary disease at coronary angiography (CA). Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) can identify the presence of plaques, even in the absence of significant coronary stenosis. This study evaluated the role of 64-slice CTCA in detecting and characterizing coronary atherosclerosis in these patients. Methods and Results—Consecutive… CONTINUE READING