Cardiac CTA useful in predicting all-cause mortality in patients with CAD

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p36
The article reports on the usefulness of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) in predicting all-cause mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute in Torrance, California used an electron beam tomography scan to patients without known CAD into the study. The research revealed that angiographically significant characteristics of CAD detected by CTA more accurately predicted mortality.


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