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NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER TO HELP PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION

NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION

NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER TO HELP PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION

NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER TO HELP PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION Monday, September 3, 2018: Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford, and University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker – and found it can be used to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty tissue formation surrounding the blood vessels, known as perivascular fat. Researchers developed the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) as an imaging biomarker to quantify inflammation-induced changes in perivascular fat. FAI captures coronary inflammation by mapping the changes in perivascular fat on coronary computed...

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