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Computerized Tomography as First Coronary Study?

Computerized Tomography as First Coronary Study?

According to this new document recently published in JACC, a computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiography should be the first study done to diagnose a stable coronary artery disease. A multidisciplinary group of experts recommends using computerized tomography as first-line diagnosis in stable patients. According to these professionals, guidelines should be updated soon. Given the accruing

Could CT angiography replace coronary angiography in the short term?

Original Title: CT Angiography for the Prediction of Hemodynamic Significance in Intermediate and Severe Lesions. Head-to-Head Comparison with Quantitative Coronary Angiography Using Fractional Flow Reserve as the Reference Standard. Reference: Matthew J. Budoff et al. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2016;9(5):559-564.   The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive

Heart Disease with Typical Symptoms and Negative Stress Test

Original Title: Effect of the presence and type of angina on cardiovascular events in patients without known coronary artery disease referred for elective coronary angiography. Reference: Vavalle JP et al. JAMA Cardiology 2016; Epub ahead of print.   Patients presenting typical angina with a negative stress test result prior catheterization have a high rate of heart