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Aug 14

The results are reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The identification of high–risk plaque features using noninvasive CT imaging is a useful and independent predictor of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients presenting to emergency departments with acute chest pain. According to findings from a substudy of the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer–Assisted Tomography II (ROMICAT–II) trial, the presence of high–risk plaque features such as positive remodeling, spotty calcium, and napkin–ring sign on coronary CT angiography was a clinically meaningful predictor of ACS in patients with chest pain and negative initial ECG and troponin. The results are reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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