The Role of Coronary CT Angiography in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Azeem S Sheikh, Nadeem S Sheikh, Samira Yahya


Coronary CT angiography has become an important tool in evaluating patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain. In patients with intermediate or low-risk of acute coronary syndrome, the current consensus recommends Coronary CT angiography for assessment of coronary artery disease. An understanding of the CT features of ACS can facilitate in making a prompt and precise diagnosis which would lead to better clinical outcomes in this cohort. We review the current evidence and the features of high-risk plaque on coronary CT angiography in this article.


Coronary CT angiography; CCTA; Acute coronary syndrome; Acute chest pain; Vulnerable plaques; High-risk plaques

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