Virtual Conference

Junjie Yang

Chinese PLA General Hospital, China

Title: Incremental prognostic value of perivascular fat attenuation index in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease


To investigate whether perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) provides an incremental prognostic value of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, consecutive 1029 DM patients who underwent CCTA were included in this prospective study. The conventional CCTA findings, advanced CCTA findings and perivascular FAI of three coronary arteries were evaluated. Of 1029 patients (60.9±9.9 years, 52.5% male), 152 (14.8%) suffered from MACE during a median follow-up of 56.5 months. After adjustment for age, sex, hyperlipidemia, CACS, Leiden score, presence of high-risk plaques, CT-FFR and tube voltage, FAI remained an independent predictor of MACE. FAI was of incremental prognostic value in DM patients beyond clinical characteristics and adverse CCTA findings.


Junjie Yang finished Master program of medical science in clinical investigation at Harvard Medical School and rersearch fellow of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2019. He has frontier experience in cardiovascular medicine, and his research focuses on the cardiovascular imaging and cardiac intervention. He has been serving as an editorial board member of several reputed journals.