Published: 31 October 2022
Author(s): Tanya Mohammadi, Babak Mohammadi
Issue: January 2023
Section: Original article

Risk stratification of patients has a major role in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease [1,2]. In coronary artery disease (CAD), plaque features have incremental value over total plaque burden for predicting clinical events [3]. Different imaging modalities are used to evaluate plaques in coronary vessels [4]. Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography (CCTA) has a reported sensitivity of 85% to 99% and specificity of 64% to 92% in patients with suspected CAD [5,6]. The high accuracy of CCTA for identifying stenosis is thought to be maintained even with patients’ tachycardia or atrial fibrillation [7].


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