Prognostic value of nonobstructive and obstructive coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography to identify cardiovascular events.

@article{Bittencourt2014PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of nonobstructive and obstructive coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography to identify cardiovascular events.},
  author={M{\'a}rcio Sommer Bittencourt and Edward A. Hulten and Brian B. Ghoshhajra and Daniel O'leary and Mitalee P. Christman and Philip Montana and Quynh A. Truong and Michael L. Steigner and Venkatesh L. Murthy and Frank J. Rybicki and Khurram Nasir and Lu{\'i}s Henrique Wolff Gowdak and Jon Hainer and Thomas J. Brady and Marcelo Di Carli and Udo Hoffmann and Suhny Abbara and Ron Blankstein},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={282-91}
}
BACKGROUND The contribution of plaque extent to predict cardiovascular events among patients with nonobstructive and obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is not well defined. Our objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of plaque extent detected by coronary computed tomography angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS All consecutive patients without prior CAD referred for coronary computed tomography angiography to evaluate for CAD were included. Examination findings were classified as… CONTINUE READING