Donut of Destiny

Donut of Destiny

The Donut of Destiny — a podcast that explores new hot topics in cardiovascular CT. Grab a quick bite of the latest happenings. Created by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography’s FIRST committee. Music by Jason Lee


Donut of Destiny: LAPSCOTHEART
Jul 30 • 15 min
Alastair and Praveen discuss the recently published subanalysis of the SCOT-HEART trial focused on low attenuation noncalcified plaque. What is really more important in the assessment of coronary artery disease: plaque or stenosis? Tune in and find…
CARMENTA: How safe is CT in ACS?
Jun 4 • 14 min
Building on last episode, Alastair and Praveen dive further into the role of CT and ACS by breaking down the CARMENTA trial. Can we safely defer a trip to the cath lab with a #YesCCT first strategy? Tune in and find out!
The VERDICT trial: Coronary CTA in NSTEMI
May 20 • 11 min
On this episode, Alastair and Praveen talk about how coronary CTA was used for an NSTEMI population in a substudy of the VERDICT trial. Does coronary CTA accurately characterize CAD in certain ACS patients? Tune in and find out!
COVID-19, acute coronary syndrome, and cardiac CT
May 7 • 15 min
On this episode, Alastair and Praveen take a deeper dive into COVID-19 and cardiac CT focusing on differentiating COVID-related myocardial injury from acute coronary syndromes.
COVID and Cardiac CT
Mar 27 • 14 min
On this episode of the Donut of Destiny, Alastair and Praveen discuss COVID in the context of cardiac CT. Topics covered include:what are the typical and atypical CT appearances of COVID that may be incidentally identified on cardiac CTwhat precautions…
ISCHEMIA trial
Feb 13 • 12 min
In this kickoff episode of The Donut of Destiny, hosts Alastair and Praveen dive into the recent ISCHEMIA trial, focusing on its relation to and impact on cardiac CT. How did cardiac CT shape the ISCHEMIA trial population? How will trial results change…