Imaging useful to stratify risk in patients with FH: study

If findings are confirmed, wider use of CT angiography may aid therapy choices, a researcher says 

AusDoc brings you the latest news from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand virtual annual scientific meeting, CSANZ 2021.

The presence of three or more high-risk plaques is a strong predictor of future atherosclerotic cardiovascular events in patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), Australian researchers say.

Their findings suggest that coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) could play a pivotal role in cardiovascular disease risk stratification in this patient cohort.

The first-of-its-kind study evaluated

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