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Radioisotope ID’s high-risk, ruptured coronary plaques

PET-CT using the radioisotope 18F-sodium fluoride ( 18F-NaF) identified high-risk and ruptured plaques in patients with stable and unstable coronary heart disease. The study included three patient groups who were recruited between 2012 and 2013. Joshi et al enrolled 40 patients with STEMI, a comparator group of 40 patients with stable angina who were undergoing elective coronary angiography and nine patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid artery disease.

The results of the study are available at www.cardiovascularbusiness.com


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