Journal article

Plasma lipidomic analysis predicts non-calcified coronary artery plaque in asymptomatic patients at intermediate risk of coronary artery disease

Andris H Ellims, Gerard Wong, Jacquelyn M Weir, Philip Lew, Peter J Meikle, Andrew J Taylor

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIMS: The optimal management of asymptomatic subjects at intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is often uncertain. Re-stratification to a high- or low-risk category may enable optimization of preventative strategies. Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) enables a minimally invasive assessment of coronary artery plaque quantity and composition. Non-calcified plaque by CCTA is lipid-rich and more vulnerable to rupture and resultant acute coronary syndromes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether novel approaches to CAD risk stratification, such as plasma lipid profiling, may predict non-calcified plaque burden in intermediate risk subjects. METHODS AND RESU..

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