Coronary Calcium: A Comprehensive Understanding of Its Biology, Use in Screening, and Interventional Management provides a comprehensive update on the current understanding of the significance of coronary artery calcification, showing the connection to the development of advanced atherosclerosis that will lead to better risk evaluations. Coverage includes information on the basic science behind the development of coronary calcium in atherosclerotic lesions, the pathology of calcified coronary lesions in humans, its differential development by race, and its relationship to plaque progression. Computed tomography is also covered to show the significance of coronary calcium for risk prediction and the potential role of various pharmacologic interventions.
Each chapter contains summaries with salient and important points, making this book perfect for researchers and physicians interested in the field of vascular calcification.
Provides an easy-to-read update on the current understanding of coronary calcium from a pathologic perspective
Offers cutting-edge knowledge on the future of coronary calcium screening and authoritative opinions from experts
Delivers relevant information for the evaluation of patients who may have coronary artery disease using coronary calcium as evaluated by CT in risk stratification and treatment