Age-adjusted coronary artery disease (CAD) burden identified on coronary computed tomography angiography predicts major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) risk; however, it seldom contributes to clinical decision making because of a lack of nomographic data.
The Authors aimed to develop clinically pragmatic age- and sex-specific nomograms of CAD burden using coronary computed tomography angiography and to validate their prognostic use. According to the Authors' conclusion, global plaque burden measured using SIS age-sex percentiles (SIS%) is predictive of cardiac events independent of traditional risk assessment.
- Naoum C, Berman DS, Ahmadi A, Blanke P, Gransar H, Narula J, Shaw LJ, Kritharides L, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah MH, Andreini D, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang HJ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow B, Cury RC, DeLago A, Dunning A, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Kaufmann PA, Kim YJ, Maffei E, Marquez H, Pontone G, Raff G, Rubinshtein R, Villines TC, Min J, Leipsic J. Predictive Value of Age- and Sex-Specific Nomograms of Global Plaque Burden on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography for Major Cardiac Events. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Mar;10(3). Go to PubMed