Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Imaging and Biomarkers to Assess Cardiovascular Risk

Slides (presentation) - July 8, 2010

Presentation topic Imaging and Biomarkers to Assess Cardiovascular Risk and Guide Treatment
The Importance of Vascular Imaging
What Makes a Good Surrogate Marker?
Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA)
Data Supporting QCA as a Surrogate
Glagov’s Remodelling Hypothesis
Pros and Cons of QCA
What is IMT ?
Carotid Anatomy
Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT)
Evidence That CIMT Predicts Clinical Disease
Association Between CIMT and Risk of Stroke and MI
Cardiovascular Health Study: Baseline CIMT Predictive of CHD
IMT and Progression of Atherosclerosis
Indirect Evidence for IMT / IVUS Predicting Clinical Events
CIMT Correlative Analysis – Results
Pros and Cons of CIMT
Plaque Progression Measured by IVUS Correlates With Cardiovascular Risk
Beneficial Effect of Interventions on Mean Change in Total Atheroma Volume Demonstrated by IVUS
Pros and Cons of IVUS
24 Months of Statin Treatment Induces Regression of Atherosclerosis Determined by CMR
Pros and Cons of CMR

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