Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 624-627.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2010.06.007

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Computed Tomographic Angiography for Evaluation of the Relationship between Coronary Artery Stenosis and Head and Neck Artery Stenosis

WANG Zhi-wei, WANG Yi-ning, KONG Ling-yan, XUE Hua-dan, LIU Wei, CHEN Yu, SONG Lan, LI Shuo, ZHOU Kang, SUN Hao, SU Bai-yan, JIN Zheng-yu   

  1. Department of Radiology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2010-08-23 Online:2010-12-20 Published:2010-12-20
  • Contact: JIN Zheng-yu E-mail:jin_zhengyu@163.com

Abstract: ObjectiveTo evaluate the relationship between coronary artery stenosis and internal carotid artery, vertebral and basilar artery stenosis using computed tomographic angiography. MethodsThe imaging and clinical data of 84 patients who underwent coronary, head and cervical computed tomographic angiography in our hospital between September 2008 and June 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Segment stenosis scoring was performed to quantify the degree of stenosis of coronary arteries. The relationship between the segment stenosis scoring and the degree of stenosis for internal carotid artery, vertebral and basilar artery was analyzed. ResultThe coronary segment stenosis scores were significantly correlated with the degree of stenosis for internal carotid artery, vertebral and basilar artery (r=0.450 and 0.475,P<0.05) . ConclusionThe degree of the stenosis of coronary artery is associated with the stenosis of internal carotid artery, vertebral and basilar artery, which can be confirmed by computed tomographic angiography."

Key words: computed tomographic angiography, internal carotid artery, vertebral and basilar artery, atherosclerosis

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