Spotty calcium, positive remodeling and other features of high-risk plaques seen on noninvasive CT images have predictive value for identifying acute coronary syndrome, according to data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Predictive value held even with adjustment for age and other risk factors, and clinicians "should look carefully at patients with intermediate stenosis and high-risk features on CT," said researcher Dr. Maros Ferencik.

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