J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2021 Feb 23. Epub 2021 Feb 23.
Division of Cardiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:
In the United States, non-obstructive coronary disease has been on the rise, and each year, nearly one million adults suffer myocardial infarction, 70% of which are non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). In addition, approximately 15% of patients suffering NSTEMI will have subsequent readmission for a recurrent acute coronary syndrome (ACS). While invasive angiography remains the standard of care in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to these patients, these methods have limitations that include procedural complications, uncertain specificity in diagnosis of the culprit lesion in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD), and challenges in following coronary disease over time. Read More