Although there is increasing evidence supporting coronary atherosclerosis evaluation by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), no data are available on age and sex differences for quantitative plaque features. The aim of this study was to investigate sex and age differences in both qualitative and quantitative atherosclerotic features from CCTA prior to acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
Conte E, Dwivedi A, Mushtaq S, Pontone G, Lin FY, Hollenberg EJ, Lee SE, Bax J, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Cury RC, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Baggiano A, Leipsic J, Maffei E, Marques H, Plank F, Raff GL, van Rosendael AR, Villines TC, Weirich HG, Al'Aref SJ, Baskaran L, Cho I, Danad I, Han D, Heo R, Lee JH, Stuijfzand WJ, Gransar H, Lu Y, Sung JM, Park HB, Al-Mallah MH, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Samady H, Shaw LJ, Stone PH, Virmani R, Narula J, Min JK, Chang HJ, Andreini D. Age- and sex-related features of atherosclerosis from coronary computed tomography angiography in patients prior to acute coronary syndrome: results from the ICONIC study. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2020 Aug 13;jeaa210. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa210