Cardiac Imaging... When Should I Get It Done? (BLA S2 E6)

Cardiac Imaging... When Should I Get It Done? (BLA S2 E6)

In this week's episode we talk about cardiac imaging to help gauge cardiovascular risk. If you have ever heard about a CAC score, and when it might be useful, then you may find this episode particularly useful.


00:00 - Intro
00:41 - Why We Care About Imaging
01:14 - CAC vs CT Angiogram
02:58 - CAC Testing
04:29 - Physiology behind calcium deposits
05:23 - CAC vs risk calculators
07:59 - Cost Effectiveness of CACs
09:30 - The power of CAC=0
12:39 - CAC in symptomatic patients
14:21 - CAC recommendations per various guidelines
16:22 - CAC Radiation
17:14 - CAC Scoring
19:44 - Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA)
21:07 - When is a CCTA useful?
21:56 - Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
22:50 - Summary

References, M. H., Toth, P. P., & Maki, K. C. (Eds.). (2021). Therapeutic Lipidology. Springer International Publishing.  

*Disclaimer* This video is for entertainment, education, and informational purposes only. The topics  discussed should not solely be used to diagnose, treat , or prevent any condition.  The information presented here was created with an evidence based approach, but you please keep in mind that science is always changing and at the time of listening to this there may some new data that makes this information incomplete or inaccurate. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or qualified health care provider for questions regarding any medical condition.