- We aimed to compare semiquantitative coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) risk scores – which score presence, extent, composition, stenosis and/or location of coronary artery disease (CAD) – and their prognostic value between patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). Risk scores derived from general chest-pain populations are often challenging to apply in DM patients, because of numerous confounders.
- While an assessment of the right ventricular (RV) size remains challenging, the entire RV is can be imaged on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) studies. With prospective ECG-triggering, the RV end diastolic volume (RVEDV) cannot be measured; however, the RV mid-diastolic volume (RVMDV) can still be measured accurately from routine CCTA data sets. The objective of this study is to establish normal reference values for RVMDV.
- Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) left ventricle (LV) volumes have prognostic value. LV measurements however can differ depending on post-processing software. Two common methods are the contour (CON) or attenuation (ATT) based methods. This study aims to determine differences in LV volume measurements using the 2 methods.
- Non-statin therapy (NST) is used as second-line treatment when statin monotherapy is inadequate or poorly tolerated.