Relation of coronary vasoreactivity and coronary calcification in asymptomatic subjects with a family history of premature coronary artery disease

@article{Pirich2003RelationOC,
  title={Relation of coronary vasoreactivity and coronary calcification in asymptomatic subjects with a family history of premature coronary artery disease},
  author={Christian Pirich and Alexander Leber and Andreas Knez and Frank M. Bengel and Stephan G. Nekolla and Ralph Haberl and Markus Schwaiger},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={663-670}
}
Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) allows non-invasive imaging of coronary calcification and has been promoted as a screening tool for coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic high-risk subjects. This study assessed the relation of coronary calcifications to alterations in coronary vascular reactivity by means of positron emission tomography (PET) in asymptomatic subjects with a familial history of premature CAD. Twenty-one subjects (mean age 51±10 years) underwent EBCT imaging for… CONTINUE READING