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LAICON 2022: International - Imaging in Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk

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Dr GN Mahapatra, Mumbai    10 December 2022

  • Coronary artery calcification (CAC) has emerged as the most predictive single CV risk marker in asymptomatic individuals capable of adding predictive information beyond the traditional risk factors.
  • CAC scoring appears to be useful for making decisions about preventive statin and or aspirin use.
  • The field of CV atherosclerosis imaging is burgeoning with increasing availability and uptake of CT PET.
  • Hybrid imaging platforms combine these modalities with PET which together provide detailed information about coronary anatomy, flow, plaque morphology and disease activity expanding our pathophysiological understanding of atherosclerosis and improving risk stratification.

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