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Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries, although percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting have developed recently. Appropriate diagnosis will improve the prevention, treatment, and care of all patients. We could diagnose only calcification in the coronary arteries with the past computed tomography. Recently, multislice computed tomography has been already accepted as an efficient non-invasive tool for the detection of coronary artery stenosis. We get to estimate the coronary artery stenosis with cardiac computed tomography. We discuss the usefulness of cardiac computed tomography for the risk stratification of coronary artery atherosclerosis.

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R. Wake, H. Iida, H. Ogata, H. Takeshita, T. Kusuyama, H. Kohno, S. Shimodozono, K. Shimada and M. Yoshiyama, "Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 183-189. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.43032.

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