The dream of imaging coronary artery inflammation with FDG PET/CT imaging

The dream of imaging coronary artery inflammation with FDG PET/CT imaging EDITORIAL The dream of imaging coronary artery inflammation with FDG PET/CT imaging a a R. Glenn Wells, PhD, FCCPM, and Terrence D. Ruddy, MD, FRCPC Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada Received May 16, 2016; accepted May 17, 2016 doi:10.1007/s12350-016-0549-5 smaller coronary vessels. Consequently, studies that See related article, pp. 1161–1170 have explored plaque inflammation imaging in the coronary arteries have tended to target plaques in the 8-10 left main artery and proximal major arteries. Results are less conclusive with coronary imaging, with one ‘‘Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.’’ study showing FDG uptake in the appropriate culprit —William Faulkner lesion in patients with acute coronary syndromes as compared to patients with stable coronary artery dis- 8 9 THE HOPE ease, and another study demonstrated that FDG uptake was lowered in the left main artery following treatment Inflammation plays a major role in the development with pioglitazone which is suspected of having a plaque- of atherosclerotic plaque and has been proposed as a stabilizing effect. However, one conflicting study in 40 marker of plaque vulnerability to identify patients at risk myocardial infarction patients showed no differences of vascular events. Plaque Journal of Nuclear Cardiology Springer Journals

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