Prognostic value of non-obstructive CT low-dense coronary artery plaques detected by multislice computed tomography.

@article{Matsumoto2007PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of non-obstructive CT low-dense coronary artery plaques detected by multislice computed tomography.},
  author={Naoya Matsumoto and Yuichi Sato and Shunichi Yoda and Yoshimochi Nakano and Taeko Kunimasa and Shinro Matsuo and Sei Komatsu and Satoshi Saito and A Hirayama},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={1898-903}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of non-obstructive, CT low-dense plaques (CTLDP) on multislice computed tomography (MSCT) for the prediction of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina (UA) and cardiac death has not yet been defined. METHODS AND RESULTS In the present study 810 patients who underwent MSCT and had non-obstructive coronary artery disease were followed up for the occurrence of AMI, UA and cardiac death. Non-obstructive CTLDP were defined as plaques with a CT… CONTINUE READING