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10 Aug 21. BCS 2021 abstract award

Congratulations to the SCOT-HEART team who received the runner-up award for their abstract in the Clinical Science abstract category at the recent BCS 2021 conference.

Peri-coronary adipose tissue quantification (upper panels) & plaque burden (left lower panels; red is non-calcified plaque) with 3-dimensional plaque composition (right lower panels; orange is low density non-calcified plaque) in the left anterior descending artery (A-C), the left circumflex artery (D-F) & the right coronary artery (G-I).
Peri-coronary adipose tissue quantification (upper panels) & plaque burden (left lower panels; red is non-calcified plaque) with 3-dimensional plaque composition (right lower panels; orange is low density non-calcified plaque) in the left anterior descending artery (A-C), the left circumflex artery (D-F) & the right coronary artery (G-I).

The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference took place back in early June & is the UK’s leading & largest cardiovascular educational event.

Edinburgh Imaging members submitted the following abstract, which received a runner-up award for the ‘Best of the best’ imaging abstracts, in the Clinical Science Abstract category:

 

The abstract describes how pericoronary adipose tissue attenuation (PCAT) measured in the SCOT-HEART population can be used to predict future myocardial infarction (MI) & how it adds complimentary value to the most important predictor of future MI’s, low-attenuation plaque burden.

The team analysed the CT of 1697 patients from the SCOT-HEART trial & showed that patients with high PCAT attenuation (>-70.5 HU) have more than double the risk of myocardial infarction (HR 2.45, 95% CI 1.23 to 4.80; p=0.001)

 

We asked Dr Evangelos Tzolos his thoughts on receiving the runner-up award.

“We are delighted to receive this award for our work on pericoronary adipose attenuation.

This recognises the importance of establishing new metrics that can predict future myocardial infarctions using computed tomography angiography.”

 

 

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Congratulations to the SCOT-HEART team who received the runner-up award for their abstract in the Clinical Science abstract category at the recent BCS 2021 conference.

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