With appropriate dose-reduction strategies and iterative reconstruction, cardiovascular CTA has the potential to dramatically impact ACVD detection and management with the goal of increasing preventive strategies, intervening with less invasive therapies, and reducing rates of myocardial infarction, stroke, visceral ischemia and infarction, and limb tissue loss and amputation.
Intrinsic risk factors for ACVD include a family history for atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes.
CTA image display and interpretation for ACVD are most effectively achieved when applying advanced visualization techniques (Table 1).
Symptomatic intra- and extracranial carotid and vertebral ACVD may manifest clinically as acute focal stroke, transient ischemia, monocular blindness, cerebral ischemia, or a combination thereof.
In distinction, patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia secondary to ACVD typically present with weight loss, abdominal angina, and food fear.
Early performance with MDCT established its role for CTA in the evaluation for renal arterial ACVD and RAS.
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