1. Predictors for Rapid Progression of Coronary Calcification: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

    Predictors for Rapid Progression of Coronary Calcification: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

    Background The role of coronary calcification in cardiovascular events and plaque stabilization is still being debated, and factors involved in the progression of coronary calcification are not fully understood. This study aimed to identify the predictors for rapid progression of coronary calcification. Methods and Results Patients with serial optical coherence tomography imaging at baseline and at 6 months were selected. Changes in the calcification index and predictors for progression of calcification were studied. Calcification index was defined as the product of the mean calcification arc and calcification length. Rapid progression of calcification was defined as an increase in the calcification ...

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