American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 165-179
Received: May 30, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 22, 2015;
Published: Jul. 4, 2015
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Faruk Erzengin, Department of Cardiology, Previous Dean, University of Istanbul, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
Evren Bursuk, Program of Biomedical Technologies, University of Istanbul, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
The formation of atherosclerotic and calcified plaques begins and develops not only below the endothelium (intimae), but also in the adventitia. Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT= Cardiac CT) is a very important tool for the diagnosis and treatment of the atherosclerotic calcification in the coronary arteries. Due to rapid improvement in technology, MSCT techniques have also progressed quickly, leading to the development of the 640 slice MSCT. Following the development of this advanced non-invasive technology (640 slice), came up from stage 4C than to the 1A level. Compared to older technologies (e.g. 64, 128 and 320 slice MSCT), the 640 slice MSCT provides various advantages such as higher lateral resolution, lower radiation, and the ability to obtain results more rapidly and accurately. We also introduce a special four cases diagnosed by MSCT, two of them silent ischemia, one of them acute asymptomatic myocardial infarction, and the last one angina pectoris with myocardial bridge(respectively, a 88 year old man, 62 year old man, 66 year old man and 53 year old woman). It was observed that a new innovative combined drug (polypill) is able to prevent the formation of atherosclerotic and calcified plaque of arteries, and to regress pre-existing ones.
Ct Cardiac Imaging for Evaluation and Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease, American Journal of Internal Medicine.
Vol. 3, No. 4,
2015, pp. 165-179.
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