Researchers who used F-18 FDG-PET/CT and coronary CT angiography found that psoriasis patients with elevated aortic vascular inflammation had higher total plaque buildup, as well as increased prevalence of high-risk plaques and luminal stenosis, which are associated with coronary artery disease. The study in JAMA Cardiology "leads to a hypothesis that aortic vascular inflammation might serve as a surrogate marker for high-risk CAD," according to an accompanying editorial.
Study links aortic vascular inflammation to CAD in psoriasis
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