Multicenter studies showed that the characterization of coronary atherosclerosis by coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) provides independent and incremental prognostic value above and beyond traditional measures of coronary artery disease (CAD) and is able to identify patients at risk of future event. Aim of the present review is to expound the major imaging plaque features associated with increased risk of coronary event and to review the data supporting the usefulness of CCTA as tool for plaque assessment and for monitoring the changes in atherosclerotic burden.
Coronary plaque features on CTA can identify patients at increased risk of cardiovascular events. Andreini D, Conte E, Serruys PW. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021 Nov 1;36(6):784-792. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000917