12. Coronary Atherosclerosis: CT Imaging for the Preventive Cardiologist

  1. Farhood Saremi MD Professor1,
  2. Stephan Achenbach MD Professor2,
  3. Eloisa Arbustini MD, FESC Prof.ssa Specialista Direttore3 and
  4. Jagat Narula MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP Professor Chief Director4,5,6,7
  1. Stephan Achenbach MD Professor2 and
  2. Jagat Narula MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP Professor Chief Director4,5,6,7

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch12

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

How to Cite

Achenbach, S. and Narula, J. (2010) Coronary Atherosclerosis: CT Imaging for the Preventive Cardiologist, in Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference (eds F. Saremi, S. Achenbach, E. Arbustini and J. Narula), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

  3. 3

    Centro Malattie Genetiche Cardiovascolari, Area Trapiantologica, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA

  5. 5

    UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  6. 6

    Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  7. 7

    Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced CV Technology, School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 2

    Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

  2. 4

    School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA

  3. 5

    UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  5. 7

    Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced CV Technology, School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194693

Online ISBN: 9781444323191

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Keywords:

  • coronary atherosclerosis - CT Imaging for preventive cardiologist;
  • “Acute coronary syndromes” - comprising ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI);
  • non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and unstable angina;
  • CT imaging of plaque;
  • detection of coronary calcification - by computed tomography;
  • noncalcified plaque;
  • visualization of calcified and noncalcified plaque - by contrast-enhanced coronary CT angiography

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Histopathology of Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • CT Imaging of Plaque

  • Summary

  • References