An Increasing Population with Metabolic Syndrome and/or Diabetes Mellitus in the Middle East—Is There an Added Value of Coronary Calcium Scoring to Myocardial Perfusion Imaging?

Mouaz Al-Mallah, Ahmed Aljizeeri

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Abstract

The population of the Middle East is a growing population characterized by increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity. Both myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) have a well-validated role in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). In the recent years, adding CAC score to myocardial perfusion imaging has been associated with incremental diagnostic and prognostic value. The aim of this paper is to review the diagnostic and prognostic value of adding CAC score to nuclear MPI in the Middle Eastern patients in the face of increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome and CAD risk factors. Since limited local data are available from the Middle East, this review will focus on reports on similar cohorts from the western world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Coronary artery calcification
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Single photon emission computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology

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