Smoking and obesity predict high-risk plaque by coronary CTA in low coronary artery calcium score (CACS)The AHA recommends statins in patients with CACS>100 AU. However in patients with low CACS (1–99 AU), no clear statement is provided, leaving the clinician in a grey-zone. High-risk plaque (HRP) criteria by coronary CTA are novel imaging biomarkers indicating a higher a-priori cardiovascular (CV) risk, which could help for decision-making. Therefore the objective of our study was to identify which CV-risk factors predict HRP in patients with low CACS 1–99.
Accelerating the future of cardiac CT: Social media as sine qua non?The vision for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography's social media efforts is to amplify the impact of the Journal while driving engagement, increasing journal visibility and disseminating content to new audiences globally. Serving as “the front door” to the Journal, this digital evolution represents an important step forward for a field in which advancements in hardware, image processing and clinical evidence have evolved rapidly. However, is social media the panem et circenses of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), that of superficial appeasement, or of sine qua non; an essential ingredient to the acceleration of the Journal and of the field of cardiovascular CT? This paper aims to present the initial impact of social media within a dedicated cardiovascular CT journal.
Intracavitary right coronary artery - Or just a wrap? A cardiac CT imaging seriesIntracavitary right coronary artery (RCA) is a very rare anomaly occurring in less than 0.1%1 and up to 0.4% reported by coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA).2 Literature is scarce, however its recognition is crucial, especially prior to surgical or interventional procedures such as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, right heart catheterization or device implantation: Hereby the RCA is at risk of injury with fatal bleeding, or suturing a CABG anastomosis may be difficult or impossible.