Relation of thoracic aorta calcification on computed tomography and coronary risk factors to obstructive coronary artery disease on angiography.

@article{Watanabe2003RelationOT,
  title={Relation of thoracic aorta calcification on computed tomography and coronary risk factors to obstructive coronary artery disease on angiography.},
  author={Kazuo Watanabe and Tadayuki Hiroki and Nobuhiko Koga},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={433-41}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate whether thoracic aorta calcification (TAC) on computed tomography (CT) and coronary risk factors had any correlation with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on angiography. A total of 225 consecutive Japanese patients underwent both thoracic conventional helical CT and coronary angiography. The thoracic aorta was divided into 4 locations according to the aortic anatomy (inner curve of the aortic arch, aortic arch but not on the inner curve… CONTINUE READING
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